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Seite 52 - That for ways that are dark, And for tricks that are vain, The heathen Chinee is peculiar — Which the same I am free to maintain.
Seite 362 - Empire shall not be destroyed, and in my opinion no minister in this country will do his duty who neglects any opportunity of reconstructing as much as possible our Colonial Empire, and of responding to those distant sympathies which may become the source of incalculable strength and happiness to this land.
Seite 362 - But self-government, in my opinion, when it was conceded, ought to have been conceded as part of a great policy of Imperial consolidation. It ought to have been accompanied by an Imperial tariff, by securities, for the people of England for the enjoyment of the unappropriated lands which belonged to the Sovereign as their trustee, and by a military code...
Seite 172 - The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold The arch-enchanter's wand ! — itself a nothing !— But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Caesars — and to strike The loud earth breathless ! — Take away the sword — States can be saved without it ! [Looking on the clock.
Seite 48 - But, on the other hand, there can be no doubt that the truth which is presented in its absolute form in these discourses is presented in a specific act and in a concrete form in the Holy Communion ; and yet further that the Holy Communion is the divinely appointed means whereby men may realise the truth.
Seite 367 - The most triumphant death is that of the martyr ; the most awful that of the martyred patriot ; the most splendid that of the hero in the hour of victory ; and if the chariot and the horses of fire had been vouchsafed for Nelson's translation, he could scarcely have departed in a brighter blaze of glory. He has left us, not indeed his mantle of inspiration, but a name and an example which are at this hour inspiring thousands of the youth of England— a name which is our pride, and an example which...
Seite 247 - Mariner" — for by this time he will be quite entitled to such an appellation — knowing that water cannot run up hill feels certain his aquatic experiences are concluded. He was never more mistaken. We immediately launch him upon the...
Seite 246 - Now, to an Englishman or a Frenchman, the Severn or the Thames, the Seine or the Rhone, would appear considerable streams, but in the Ottawa, a mere affluent of the St. Lawrence, an affluent, moreover, which reaches the parent stream...
Seite 358 - ... and to bring home to their people a sense of their obligation to make sacrifices for public objects, and to share with the mother-country the burdens of military preparations. They think that the influence of the Anglo-Saxon race upon the progress and civilisation of the world will be equally beneficial, whether we live under separate governments or remain united in our allegiance to the throne of these realms. In either event, Mr. Bright once said : ' It would be the greatest pride and the highest...
Seite 399 - ... of all present when I express our admiration for the orator and for the knowledge possessed by the statesman. (Hear, hear.) In the discussion which followed we had also much that was suggestive ; and though I do not pretend for one moment to follow Sir Richard Temple through his most able address, there are one or two remarks which I should like to make.

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