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" ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution. "
Blackwood's Magazine - Pagina 227
1855
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 110

Edmund Burke - 1869
...by naturalization." Mr. Pile (Republican), of Missouri, expressed his fear that the Bill was simply to keep the word of promise to the ear and break it to the hope ; and that it would leave four-fifths of their naturalized citizens from Prussia subject to arrest...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court, Volume 308

United States. Supreme Court - 1940
...that perchance the taxpayer's expenditure may be treated as a capital expenditure is, in my judgment, to keep the word of promise to the ear and break it to the hope. In my view the carrying charge of the taxpayer's loan was either an ordinary expense of his business...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1832
...for a moment what he may think public opinion, by attempting to ' palter with us in a double sense , To keep the word of promise to the ear, And break it to the hope.' — Such an attempt, such an unworthy attempt, we must venture to call it, will fail with both sides,...
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Tales of Fashionable Life, Volume 3

Maria Edgeworth - 1809
...declaration, in which I will confide, and, in future, not suffer appearances to alarm me. A mother would not keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope." Mrs. Beaumont, feeling herself change countenance, made an attempt to blow her nose, and succeeded...
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The baptist Magazine

1852
...which should tamper with the anxieties and expectations of mankind — which should, eg : — ' Keep a word of promise to the ear And break it to the hope :" which should apparently guide an earnest inquirer in one direction, when his true course would be...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court And ..., Volume 94

New Jersey. Supreme Court - 1921
...interested objectors ; otherwise the provision in the act providing for a remonstrance would operate simply to "keep the word of promise to the ear and break it to the hope." The ordinance was thus passed without a hearing, and this writ is invoked by an affected property owner...
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The speeches of ... William Pitt in the House of commons [ed. by W.S. Hathaway].

William Pitt - 1806
...never be of long continuance — they carried in them their very principles of division, " They hold the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the sense." He concluded with apologizing to the house for delaying them so long : thus much, however,...
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to ..., Volume 33

Great Britain. Parliament - 1818
...the right hon. gentleman, they would frustrate what they professed to have in view— they would " keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the sense." The whole measure was intended merely to give time for the public resources to act, and, in...
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A Reply to Mr. Colden's Vindication of the Steamboat Monopoly: With an ...

William Alexander Duer - 1819 - 184 pagina’s
...as a gentleman, whether you consider your plighted honour saved by your explanation. Are you content to " Keep the word of promise to the ear " And break it to the hope ?''——— Where, Sir, " is the irrefragable proof produced '• by Mr. Fulton," to redeem your pledge...
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Sketches of the Philosophy of Morals

Sir Thomas Charles Morgan - 1822 - 369 pagina’s
...regard to justice or to humanity. In the best times, the whole effort of international policy is " to keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the sense." Treaties, destined it is said to last for ever, are stipulatedin the name of the Holy and undivided...
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