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" Of let him take who has the power, And let him keep who can, the Boers now proceeded to possess themselves of as much territory as they wanted. "
Hearing Before a Subcommittee...: Consisting of Senators Crane, Dolliver and ... - Page 16
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce - 1909
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The Smart Set: A Magazine of Cleverness, Volume 37

1912
...no answer to this Sphinx's riddle. I loved you, and if to you all this spelled friendship — well, "let him take who has the power and let him keep who can!" Now you will again drop out of my life, as you've done before, but this time it is the end. Is it a...
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Mind, Volume 6

New Thought - 1900
...founded upon injustice. Once there was a time when physical might was legitimate. Rob Roy's motto was: "Let him take who has the power and let him keep who can." In this aee the takine of forced it from some one entitled to it presumably as the fruit of his own...
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Haud Immemor: Reminiscences of Legal and Social Life in Edinburgh and London ...

Charles Stewart - Edinburgh (Scotland) - 1901 - 158 pages
...Stewarts and the Campbells obtained the territory and the title mainly by following the good old plan of "Let him take who has the power, and let him keep who can." At least, so I believe, but be it remembered that I make no claim to the accuracy of the historian....
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Haud Immemor: Reminiscences of Legal and Social Life in Edinburgh and London ...

Charles Stewart - Edinburgh (Scotland) - 1901 - 158 pages
...Stewarts and the Campbells obtained the territory and the title mainly by following the good old plan of "Let him take who has the power, and let him keep who can." At least, so I believe, but be it remembered that I make no claim to the accuracy of the historian....
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Old-French Titles of Respect in Direct Address

William Averill Stowell - Forms of address - 1903 - 237 pages
...of courtesy toward women. Society seems to have been founded on " The simple way, the good old plan, Let him take who has the power, And let him keep who can." Thus, women are disputed and ravished as the legitimate prey of the most valiant, and if a chevaliers...
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Race Life of the Aryan Peoples, Volume 2

Joseph Pomeroy Widney - Indo-Europeans - 1907
...old, the formula of the tenure of the lands is summed up in the forceful words of the pithy couplet, "Let him take who has the power; And let him keep, who can." And the practical verdict of history in view of the higher needs of man in his evolution upward is,...
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Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the ..., Volumes 28-29

American Federation of Labor - Labor unions - 1908
...title would be the strength and cunning of the individual. We would return to the "Good old plan To let him take who has the power, And let him keep who can." lt follows then that he who has the greatest amount of weaith receives the greatest amount of protection...
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The Chicago Medical Recorder, Volume 34

Medicine - 1912
...of diplomacy or in the claim-of a benevolent assimilation : "The good old rule, the simple plan, of let him take who has the power, and let him keep who can," and as a matter of passing interest I can remember but one instance in history where a great man on...
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The Panama Canal

Frederic Jennings Haskin - Panama Canal (Panama) - 1913 - 386 pages
...interests of the people. The whole theory under which these countries are governed is that primitive one: "Let him take who has the power, and let him keep who can." The result is that they are Republics only in name, and that the only way to change administrations...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 116

American literature - 1915
...and good, but no compact can be entered into that will make it secure. Paraphrasing Wordsworth, — ' Let him take who has the power, and let him keep who can.' And there you are; how is the consenting mind to be obtained? The suggestion that land forces be limited...
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