Lord Beaconsfield: A Study, Issue 212

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Scribner, 1880 - 382 pages

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Page 348 - Nobody ever saw a star formed," said Tancred. "Perhaps not. But you must read the 'Revelations'; it is all explained. But what is most interesting, is the way in which man has developed. You know, all is development. The principle is perpetually going on. First, there was nothing, then there was something; then - I forget the next - I think there were shells, then fishes; then we came - Let me see did we come next? Never mind that; we came at last. And the next change will be something very superior...
Page 225 - Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe, Bold I can meet, perhaps may turn his blow ; But of all plagues, good heaven, thy wrath can send, Save, save, oh ! save me from the candid friend.
Page 359 - Will he make many supplications unto thee? Will he speak soft words unto thee? Will he make a covenant with thee? Wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? Or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
Page 59 - It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.
Page 111 - are knocked up, and now there are half a dozen donkeys. What a change ! Behold the hero in the amphitheatre, the spangled jacket thrown on one side, the cork slippers on the other.. Puffing, panting and perspiring, he pokes one sullen brute, thwacks another, cuffs a third, and curses a fourth, while one brays to the audience, and another rolls in the sawdust.
Page 280 - Let the Queen of the English collect a great fleet, let her stow away all her treasure, bullion, gold plate, and precious arms ; be accompanied by all her court and chief people, and transfer the seat of her empire from London to Delhi.
Page 343 - The native tendency of the Jewish race, who are justly proud of their blood, is against the doctrine of the equality of man.
Page 226 - That is a name never to be mentioned, I am sure, in the House of Commons without emotion. We all admire his genius. We all, at least most of us, deplore his untimely end; and we all sympathise with him in his fierce struggle with supreme prejudice and sublime mediocrity — with inveterate foes and with candid friends.
Page 203 - English girl, for twelve, sometimes for sixteen hours a day, hauls and hurries tubs of coal up subterranean roads, dark, precipitous and plashy; circumstances that seem to have escaped the notice of the Society for the Abolition of Negro Slavery. Those worthy gentlemen too appear to have been singularly unconscious of the sufferings of the little trappers, which was remarkable, as many of them were in their own employ.
Page 110 - I laugh, therefore, at the objections against a man that at a former period of his career he advocated a policy different to his present one : all I seek to ascertain is whether his present policy be just, necessary, expedient; whether, at the present moment, he is prepared to serve the country according to its present necessities ? Besides, Gentlemen, remember our Reform Bill — remember that Ministers now have but a Ministerial duty to perform.

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