A Great Chancellor and Other Papers

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Callaghan, 1901 - Law - 283 pages
 

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Page 255 - Party is a body of men united, for promoting by their joint endeavours the national interest, upon some particular principle in which they are all agreed.
Page 91 - Court : he has placed these men in the front of the battle in hopes to escape under their shelter, but I will not join in battle with them ; their vices, though screwed up to the highest pitch of human depravity, are not of dignity enough to vindicate the combat with me. I will drag him to light who is the dark mover behind this scene of iniquity.
Page 255 - I remember an old scholastic aphorism, which says, 'that the man who lives wholly detached from others, must be either an angel or a devil.' When I see in any of these detached gentlemen of our times the angelic purity, power, and beneficence, I shall admit them to be angels. In the mean time we are born only to be men. We shall do enough if we form ourselves to be good ones. It is therefore our business carefully to cultivate in our minds, to rear to the most perfect vigour and maturity, every sort...
Page 255 - Without a proscription of others, they are bound to give to their own party the preference in all things; and by no means, for private considerations, to accept any ofFers of power in which the whole body is not included...
Page 255 - It is therefore our business carefully to cultivate in our minds, to rear to the most perfect vigor and maturity, every sort of generous and honest feeling, that belongs to our nature. To bring the dispositions that are lovely in private life into the service and conduct of the commonwealth ; so to be patriots, as not to forget we are gentlemen.
Page 274 - Nor blame I Death, because he bare The use of virtue out of earth : I know transplanted human worth Will bloom to profit, otherwhere. For this alone on Death I wreak The wrath that garners in my heart; He put our lives so far apart We cannot hear each other speak.
Page 110 - For my own part, Gentlemen, I have been ever deeply devoted to the truths of Christianity ; and my firm belief in the Holy Gospel is by no means owing to the prejudices of education (though I was religiously educated by the best of parents), but has arisen from the fullest and most continued reflections of my riper years and understanding.
Page 261 - ... Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing, Not unworthy the perusal of most Anglers.
Page 92 - ... crowd this Court ; IF HE KEEPS THIS INJURED MAN SUSPENDED, OR DARES TO TURN THAT SUSPENSION INTO A REMOVAL, I SHALL THEN NOT SCRUPLE TO DECLARE HIM AN ACCOMPLICE IN THEIR GUILT, A SHAMELESS OPPRESSOR, A DISGRACE TO HIS RANK, AND A TRAITOR TO HIS TRUST.
Page 69 - ... what I have seen, and heard what I " have heard, you will feel, that if, on any subject you " know much, there may be also much that you do not " know ; and that something even of what you know. " may not, at the moment, be in your recollection: — " You will then too, be sensible of the mischievous and "often ruinous consequences, of even a small error in a " decision ; and conscience, I trust, will then make you " as doubtful, as timid, and consequently as dilatory, as

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