A History of Our Own Times: From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880, Volume 1

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Harper & Brother Pub., 1898
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Pagina 478 - Charles II., he never said a foolish thing and never did a wise one.
Pagina 147 - ... a fundamental law of the church that no pastor should be intruded on any congregation contrary to the will of the people.
Pagina 427 - THE author of this volume is a young man of unblemished character, and of distinguished parliamentary talents, the rising hope of those stern and unbending Tories who follow, reluctantly and mutinously, a leader whose experience and eloquence are indispensable to them, but whose cautious temper and moderate opinions they abhor.
Pagina 378 - Having once given her sanction to a measure, that it be not arbitrarily altered or modified by the Minister ; such an act she must consider as failing in sincerity towards the Crown, and justly to be visited by the exercise of her Constitutional right of dismissing that Minister.
Pagina 323 - Majesty's command, that various claims against the Greek Government, doubtful in point of justice or exaggerated in amount, have been enforced by coercive measures directed against the commerce and people of Greece, and calculated to endanger the continuance of our friendly relations with other Powers.
Pagina 275 - I shall leave a name execrated by every monopolist who, from less honourable motives, clamours for protection because it conduces to his own individual benefit ; but it may be that I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of good- will in...
Pagina 521 - The neutral flag covers enemy's goods, with the exception of contraband of war ; 3. Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag; 4. Blockades, in order to be binding, must be effective ; that is to say, maintained by a force sufficient really to prevent access to the coast of the enemy.
Pagina 92 - ... reasonable that the great officers of the court, and situations in the household held by members of Parliament, should be included in the political arrangements made in a change of the administration ; but they are not of opinion that a similar principle should be applied or extended to the offices held by ladies in her majesty's household.
Pagina 345 - There is an assumption of power in all the documents which have come from Rome— a pretension to supremacy over the realm of England, and a claim to sole and undivided sway, which is inconsistent with the Queen's supremacy, with the rights of our bishops and clergy, and with the spiritual independence of the nation, as asserted even in Roman Catholic times.
Pagina 328 - Romanus sum,' so also a British subject, in whatever land he may be, shall feel confident that the watchful eye and the strong arm of England will protect him against injustice and wrong.

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