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" keeping the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope... "
United States Circuit Courts of Appeals Reports: With Key-number Annotations ... - Página 19
1900
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volumen83

1819
...seven volumes, it would uot, we suspect, be possible to make hall a v«. lume. This is truly giving " the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope." What the public wanted was, not specimens of the compositions of such poets as Pope ¡md Thomson, but...
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Reports of the Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of 1821 Assembled ...

New York (State). Constitutional Convention, Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter, William Leete Stone - 1821 - 703 páginas
...only enables them to prevent it as an evil, any thins more than a ehadow ' AVas it not emphatically " keeping the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope ? Was it not even less than tin representation, with which our fathers were attempted to be appeased...
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Rothelan: A Romance of the English Histories, Volumen3

John Galt - 1824
...thus disappointed, knew no bounds; he stamped on the earth, and summoning the demon, upbraided it for keeping the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the sense. ** I will not believe," he cried, " that thou canst perform half the bargain, unless you instantly...
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Rothelan: A Romance of the English Histories, Volumen3

John Galt - 1824
...disappointed, knew no bounds; he stamped on the earth, and summoning the demon, upbraided if. for keepmg the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the sense. " I will not believe," he cried, " that thou canst perform half the bargain, unless you instantly...
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volumen6

1825
...thus disappointed, knew no bounds; he stamped on the earth, and summoning the demon, upbraided it for keeping the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the sense. " I will not believe," he cried, " that thou canst perform half the bargain, unless you instantly...
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Speeches on the Passage of the Bill for the Removal of the Indians

United States. Congress - 1830 - 304 páginas
...though he adds what would seem to make this interference of little, if any use ; looking very much like "keeping the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope." It is in these words : "yet, in doing this, the right of permitting to you the enjoyment of a separate...
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Cobbett's Political Register, Volúmenes74-75

1831
...ways of which we had our choice : as to taking the first— that of a bit-by-bit reform — that of keeping " The word of promise to the ear* And breaking it to the hope "— .it<if ,aasoijO HI that of introducing a half measure as a step to future improvement, at a mure...
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The Law Journal for the Year 1832-1949: Comprising Reports of Cases in the ...

1863
...acting as directors.' It would be allowing people to take advantage of their own wrong; it would be keeping the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the hope, it would be contrary to all j ustice to strike them off the list, and in the highest degree subversive...
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Tait's Edinburgh magazine, Tema 1

1832
...effect. IV. One more instance of the legal juggling played off upon the slaves — of the villanous " keeping the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope," — and we have done with this part of our subject : Robert Aird died in 1819, leaving fourteen slaves...
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The Congressional Globe

United States. Congress - 1833
...thraldom of vassalage to the tariff monopolists. Those who offer that alternative, know that it is but keeping the "word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope;" they know that it cafmot be embraced without ruinous sacrifice. They know that it would involve a sacrifice...
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