Life of Charles James Fox

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W.H. Allen & Company, limited, 1890 - 221 Seiten

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Seite 35 - English communion that gives all their life and efficacy to them. It is the spirit of the English constitution, which, infused through the mighty mass, pervades, feeds, unites, invigorates, vivifies every part of the empire, even down to the minutest member.
Seite 26 - I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Seite 35 - As long as you have the wisdom to keep the sovereign authority of this country as the sanctuary of liberty, the sacred temple consecrated to our common faith, wherever the chosen race and sons of England worship freedom, they will turn their faces towards you.
Seite 34 - My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your government ; they will cling and grapple to you, and no force under heaven will be of power to tear them from their allegiance.
Seite 98 - I trust you will be steady in your attachment to me, and ready to join other honest men in watching the conduct of this unnatural combination — and I hope many months will not elapse before the Grenvilles, the Pitts, and other men of abilities and character will relieve me from a situation that nothing could have compelled me to submit to, but the supposition that no other means remained of preventing the public finances from being materially affected.
Seite 35 - Deny them this participation of freedom, and you break that sole bond, which originally made, and must still preserve, the unity of the empire.
Seite 12 - Quoth Dick to Tom, This Act appears Absurd, as I'm alive : To take the Crown at eighteen years, The wife at twenty-five. The mystery how shall we explain, For sure as Dowdeswell said, " Thus early if they're fit to reign, They must be fit to wed ? " Quoth Tom to Dick, " Thou art a fool, And little knowest of life : Alas ! 'tis easier far to rule A kingdom than a wife.
Seite 93 - When a man ceases to be what he was, when the opinions which made him obnoxious are changed, he then is no more my enemy but my friend.
Seite 49 - I am resolved not to throw myself into the hands of Opposition at all events, and shall certainly, if things go as they seem to lead, know what my conscience as well as honour dictates as the only way left for me.

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