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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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Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the ..., Volumen3

Samuel A'Court Ashe - 1906
...colony the sums expended by it for the common defense in the French-Indian wars. This was not only keeping the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the hope, but it was also a fine sarcasm on Howard's argument for the Stamp Act, ie, that Great Britain was bearing...
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An Artist's Reminiscences

Walter Crane - 1907 - 520 páginas
...qualification to the other party — the hunting-party, who often has occasion to quote Macbeth as to keeping the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the hope, as his path is, metaphorically, strewn with fragments of " desirable residences," " commanding positions,"...
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The Arena, Volumen40

1908
...refused to participate in the conspiracy of his colleagues in their attempt to deceive the people by "keeping the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the hope." He insisted on a few positive unequivocal reforms that were mild and modest enough — reforms that...
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The Treaty Power Under the Constitution of the United States: Commentaries ...

Robert Thomas Devlin - 1908 - 864 páginas
...implies the right to live and to labor for a living. It is difficult to conceive a grosser case of keeping the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the hope than to invite Chinese to become permanent residents of this country upon a direct pledge that they...
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The Century: 1907-08, Volumen75

1908
...granted to the shipper, he could not have so stated truthfully. In short, every conceivable way of keeping the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the hope was indulged in. At least we shippers over the Pennsylvania road heard from its officials from time...
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American Law and Procedure, Volumen13

James De Witt Andrews - 1910
...adjectives, but in the classification he uses them as nouns. This manner of using the words is much like "keeping the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the hope." The transition from the adjective use of the words to their use as nouns is so bold and sudden that...
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Richard Henry Dana, Jr. ... Speeches in Stirring Times, and Letters to a Son

Richard Henry Dana - 1910 - 520 páginas
...with them in a double sense"? Are you willing that the great republic shall cheat these poor negroes, "keeping the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope"? Then, how shall we secure to them a complete and perfect freedom? The constitution of every slave state...
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare - 1915 - 566 páginas
...subtle serpent, the witches, or the power which they serve ; in both there is the delusive assurance, keeping the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope — ' Ye shall not surely die,' ' No man [sic] of woman born shall harm Macbeth ' ; in both there are...
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The Legislative Powers of the Commonwealth and the States of Australia: With ...

Sir John Quick - 1919 - 994 páginas
...State power of overcoming the fine-sounding words of section 92. Never was there a clearer instance of keeping the Word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the hope." Freedom from taxation not the test. " One new point was raised in argument and in my opinion it was...
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American law reports annotated, Volumen3

1919
...all of his property to another, leaving nothing whatever upon which the will could operate, would be 'keeping the word of promise to the ear and breaking it to the hope.' Such a mode of performing an agreement certainly cannot be recognized by a court of equity." Reference...
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