No sea but what is vexed by their fisheries. No climate that is not witness to their toils. Neither the perseverance of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise, ever carried this most perilous mode... The Works of Edmund Burke - 第 224 頁Edmund Burke 著 - 1834完整檢視
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...the dexterous and firm sagacity of British enterprise, ever carried this most perilous mode of hardy industry to the extent to which it has been pushed...the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.'21 Burke's eloquence was for naught. The Restraining Act passed with an overwhelming majority...