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“With proof of the truth of this phillipic on every hand, it is a strange anomaly in our government that the degrading influence of the saloon is linked by law to the elevating influence of school, church and home.”
“I could hardly believe my own eyes when I read this frantic phillipic from one I had esteemed so highly for his intellect; one whose element is up where eagles soar, and not down where baser birds feast upon rotten spots in a world of beauty.”
“But though Allan Dunlop possessed a mind eminently fair and judicial, and, Reformer as he was, could dispassionately discuss the "burning questions" of the time, there were abuses connected with the mode of governing which he stoutly strove to remedy, and injustice done to loyal settlers in the iniquitous land system that prevailed which roused his indignation and called forth many a bitter phillipic in the”
“-- He closed his harangue by pronouncing a most withering phillipic against the whites.”
“This would now and then provoke a phillipic; but he would only turn toward my resentment his devotion; and then I was silent.”
“Marquis d'Argens was in despair, and if Frederick had arrived at this moment he would have heard a reproachful phillipic from his impatient friend instead of a hearty welcome.”
“Waterstone's is implicated in the death of a certain sort of traditional bookshop - by helping, as Stuart Jeffries argued in his recent phillipic, to break the Net Book Agreement, and by simply being more commercially savvy - then might it also have given rise to a new generation of independent shops?”
“a formal phillipic against the character it is my part at present to defend.”
"Should the Office of Chief Magistrate Be Awarded to One Distinguished for His Military Services Rather Than to One Distinguished for His Civil Services?" Debate Speech of Perrin H. Busbee for the Dialectic Society, June 22, 1836
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