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" The exordium of his speech is remarkable. " Among the Romans, the wisest people upon earth, the temple of fame was placed behind the temple of virtue, to denote that there was no coming to the temple of fame, but through that of virtue. But if this bill... "
The Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England: From the Revolution to ... - Page 323
by Nicholas Tindal - 1763
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The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons: From the ..., Volume 6

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - 1742
...Walpole fpoke next, and endea- Mr Ri vvaipoie. vour'd to confute all that had been offer'd in Favour of the Bill. He took Notice, ' That among the Romans,...the wifeft People upon Earth, the Temple of Fame was plac'd behind the Temple of Virtue, to denote that there was no coming to the former, without going...
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Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl ..., Volume 1

William Coxe - 1800
...with great animation, began his fpeech bj introducing this claffical allufion: " Among the Romans, the temple of fame was placed behind the temple of virtue, to denote that ' Journals.— Chandler. •f- Words fpoken in derogation of a peer, a judge, or other grear officer...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ...

Francis Wrangham - 1816
...and with great animation began his speech by the following classical allusion : 4 Among the Romans, the Temple of Fame was placed behind the Temple of Virtue, to denote that there was no coming to the Temple of Fame, but through that of Virtue. But if this bill is passed into a law, one of the most...
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Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole: Earl ..., Volume 1

William Coxe - 1816
...with great animation, began his speech by introducing this classical allusion : " Among the Romans, the temple of fame was placed behind the temple of virtue, to denote that there was no approach to the temple of fame, but through that of virtue. But if this bill is passed into a law,...
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The History of England, Volume 3

Thomas Keightley - 1839
...commons. On the second reading in that house (Dec. 8), Walpole rose, and thus began : " Among the Romans the temple of Fame was placed behind the temple of Virtue, to denote that there was no coming to the temple of Fame but through that of Virtue. But if this bill is passed into a law, one of the most powerful...
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The History of England, Volume 10

Sir James Mackintosh - 1840
...exordium. The passage is thus reported in the Parliamentary History. " Among the Romans, the wisest people upon earth, the temple of fame was placed behind...virtue, to denote that there was no coming to the temple of fame, but through that of virtue. But if this bill is passed into a law, one of the most...
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The Cabinet History of England: Being an Abridgment, by the ..., Volumes 15-16

Charles MacFarlane - 1846
...and enriched with classical allusion. He said, in the opening of his speech — " Among the Romans, the temple of Fame was placed behind the temple of Virtue, to denote that there was no coming to the temple of Fame but through that of Virtue. But if this bill is passed into a law, one of the most powerful...
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The Pictorial History of England: Being a History of the People, as Well as ...

George Lillie Craik - 1848
...broad -i-li! of the peerage question, he said, in the opening of his speech — " Among the Romans, the temple of Fame was placed behind the temple of Virtue, to Denote that there was no coming to the temple uf Fame but through that of Virtue. But if this bill is passed into a law, one of the most powerful...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - 1849
...delivered by Sir Robert Walpole, — beginning with these memorable words, " Among the Romans, the wisest people upon earth, the Temple of Fame was placed behind the Temple of Virtue." -fIn the following year Lord Cowper showed his sagacity Lord by strenuously, though ineffectually,...
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LIVES OF THE LORD CHANCELLORS AND KEEPERS OF THE GREAT SEAL OF ENGAND (VOL IV)

1851
...delivered by Sir Robert Walpole,- — beginning with these memorable words, "Among the Romans, the wisest people upon earth, the Temple of Fame was placed behind the Temple of Virtue.";): * 7 Parl. Hist. 591. f Ibid. 607. In the following year Lord Cowper showed his sagacity by strenuously,...
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