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Edward Thurlow

Data di nascita: 9. Dicembre 1731
Data di morte: 12. Settembre 1806

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Edward Thurlow , politico britannico

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Frasi Edward Thurlow

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„The accident of an accident.“

—  Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
Speech in Reply to the Duke of Grafton. Recounted in Butler's Reminiscences, vol. i. p. 142.

„I was with you, Mr. Scott—till I heard your argument.“

—  Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
Related by John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, in Horace Twiss, The Public and Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon (1844), p. 79.

„Corporations have neither bodies to be punished, nor souls to be condemned; they therefore do as they like.“

—  Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
Quoted in John Poynder, Literary Extracts (1844), vol. 1, p. 268. https://archive.org/stream/literaryextracts01poynuoft#page/268/mode/2up This is often misquoted as "Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to be damned, and no body to be kicked?"

„When I forget my sovereign, may my God forget me.“

—  Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
27 Parliamentary History, 680; Annual Register, 1789. Wilkes is reported to have replied, somewhat coarsely, but not unhappily it must be allowed, "Forget you! He ’ll see you damned first". Edmund Burke also exclaimed, "The best thing that could happen to you!" —Henry Peter, Lord Brougham, Statesmen of the Time of George III (Thurlow).

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