British History in the Nineteenth Century (1782-1901)

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1922 - Great Britain - 445 pages

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Page 212 - In the discussions to which this interest has given rise and in the arrangements by which they may terminate the occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.
Page 343 - I venture to say that every man who is not presumably incapacitated by some consideration of personal unfitness or of political danger is morally entitled to come within the pale of the Constitution.
Page 212 - I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.
Page 98 - I have only one eye — I have a right to be blind sometimes...
Page 374 - Bulgaria. Let the Turks now carry away their abuses in the only possible manner, namely, by carrying off themselves. Their Zaptiehs and their Mudirs, their Bimbashis and their Yuzbachis, their Kaimakams and their Pashas one and all, bag and baggage, shall, I hope, clear out from the province they have desolated and profaned.
Page 150 - If I am diligent, shall I have leave to build a cottage ? " " If I am sober, shall I have land for a cow ? " " If I am frugal, shall I have half an acre of potatoes ? " " You offer no motives; you have nothing but a parish officer and a workhouse! Bring me another pot.
Page 157 - I have a belt round my waist, and a chain passing between my legs, and I go on my hands and feet. The road is very steep, and we have to hold by a rope; and when there is no rope, by anything we can catch hold of.
Page 273 - Protection and the great county families. Wellington's loyalty to Peel and his belief that Peel alone was fit to govern, are the more remarkable because the Duke was not himself convinced of the necessity of abolishing the Corn Laws. ' Rotten potatoes have done it,' he said; ' they put Peel in his d — d fright.' But it never occurred to him to desert his Queen and his colleague in the interest of his party and his class.
Page 422 - you have beaten the Dutch! But it is not so. The Dutch are not beaten; what is beaten is Krugerism, a corrupt and evil government, no more Dutch in essence than English. No ! The Dutch are as vigorous and unconquered to-day as they have ever been; the country is still as much theirs as it is yours, and you will have to live and work with them hereafter as in the past.
Page 264 - I have been possessed (I use the word advisedly, for I fear that most persons in England still consider it a case of possession) with the idea that it is possible to maintain on this soil of North America, and in the face of Republican America, British connection and British institutions, if you give the latter freely and trustingly.

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