Modern Political Orations

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T. Fisher Unwin, 1896 - Great Britain - 344 pages
 

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Page 135 - The day will come when in the state of New York a multitude of people, none of whom has had more than half a breakfast, or expects to have more than half a dinner, will choose a legislature.
Page 163 - I have availed myself of the earliest opportunity of resorting to your advice and assistance, after the dissolution of the late parliament. Having had recourse to that measure for the purpose of ascertaining the sense of my people on the expediency of a reform in the representation, I have now to recommend that important question to your earliest and most attentive consideration ; confident that, in any measures which you may...
Page 188 - I hope with prudence, and not altogether without success, or a sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself...
Page 135 - Either some Caesar or Napoleon will seize the reins of government with a strong hand, or your republic will be as fearfully plundered and laid waste by barbarians in the twentieth century as the Roman Empire was in the fifth, with this difference, that the Huns and Vandals who ravaged the Roman Empire came from without, and that your Huns and Vandals will have been engendered within your own country by your own institutions.
Page 161 - ... and the number of such voter on the register of voters shall be marked on the counterfoil, and the voter having secretly marked his vote on the paper, and folded it up so as to conceal his vote, shall place it in a closed box in the presence of the officer presiding at the polling station (in this Act called "the presiding officer") after having shown to him the official mark at the back.
Page 135 - I seriously apprehend that you will, in some such season of adversity as I have described, do things which will prevent prosperity from returning...
Page 241 - I cannot tell you what I think of the nobleness of the inheritance that has descended upon us, of the sacredness of the duty of maintaining it. I will not condescend to make it a part of controversial politics. It is a part of my being, of my flesh and blood, of my heart and soul.
Page 161 - Every person who acts in contravention of the provisions of this section shall be liable, on summary conviction before two justices of the peace, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months, with or without hard labour.
Page 216 - A mind well skilled to find, or forge a fault ; A turn for punning — call it Attic salt ; To JEFFREY go, be silent and discreet, His pay is just ten sterling pounds per sheet...
Page 216 - Then gently scan your fellow-man, Still gentlier sister-woman : Though they may gang a kennin' wrang, To step aside is human. Then at the balance let's be mute ; We never can adjust it : What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.

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