The Passing of the Great Reform Bill

Longmans, Green, 1914 - 454 pāgines

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Pāgina 298 - The Atlantic was roused. Mrs. Partington's spirit was up; but I need not tell you that the contest was unequal. The Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs. Partington. She was excellent at a slop, or a puddle, but she should not have meddled with a tempest.
Pāgina 104 - For while the tired waves, vainly breaking, Seem here no painful inch to gain, Far back, through creeks and inlets making, Comes silent, flooding in, the main.
Pāgina 2 - The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people, as of late it has been taught, by a doctrine of the most pernicious tendency. It was designed as a control for the people.
Pāgina 14 - The constitution of a country being once settled upon some compact, tacit or expressed, there is no power existing of force to alter it, without the breach of the covenant, or the consent of all the parties. Such is the nature of a contract.
Pāgina 264 - There can be no doubt that the middle rank, which gives to science, to art and to legislation itself, their most distinguished ornaments, the chief source of all that has exalted and refined human nature...
Pāgina 14 - Neither the few nor the many have a right to act merely by their will, in any matter connected with duty, trust, engagement, or obligation.
Pāgina 283 - Grave — intelligent — rational — fond of thinking for themselves — they consider a subject long before they make up their minds on it; and the opinions they are thus slow to form, they are not swift to abandon.
Pāgina 205 - We set up a shout that you might have heard to Charing Cross, waving our hats, stamping against the floor, and clapping our hands. The tellers scarcely got through the crowd; for the House was thronged up to the table, and all the floor was fluctuating with heads like the pit of a theatre. But you might have heard a pin drop as Duncannon read the members. Then again the shouts broke out, and many of us shed tears.
Pāgina 257 - There is nothing so revolutionary, because there is nothing so unnatural and so convulsive to society as the strain to keep things fixed, when all the world is by the very law of its creation in eternal progress ; and the cause of all the evils of the world may be traced to that natural but most deadly error of human indolence and corruption, that our business is to preserve and not to improve.
Pāgina 283 - I pray and exhort you not to reject this measure. By all you hold most dear, — by all the ties that bind every one of us to our common order, and our common country, I solemnly adjure you, — I warn you, — I implore you, — yea, on my bended knees, I supplicate you, —reject not this bill ! X.— THE LOSS OF THE ARCTIC.

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