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Volledige weergave - 1811
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Pagina 374 - This within certain limits is probably true, and in governments of a monarchical cast patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character in governments purely elective it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose, and there being constant danger of excess the effort ought to be by force of public opinion to mitigate and assuage...
Pagina 519 - Rocks, caves, lakes, fens, bogs, dens, and shades of death, A universe of death ; which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good ; Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds, Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things, Abominable, unutterable, and worse Than fables yet have feign'd, or fear conceived, Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimeras dire.
Pagina 173 - To provide for us in our necessities is not in the power of *' government. It would be a vain presumption in statesmen to think they can do it. The people maintain them, and not they the people. It is in the power of government to prevent much evil ; it can do very little positive, .good in this, or perhaps in anything else.
Pagina 174 - I had my chalk to draw any line, was this: that the state ought to confine itself to what regards the state or the creatures of the state : namely, the exterior establishment of its religion ; its magistracy ; its revenue ; its military force by sea and land ; the corporations that owe their existence to its fiat ; in a word, to everything that is truly and properly public, — to the public peace, to the public safety, to the public order, to the public prosperity.
Pagina 357 - I do not hesitate to say, that the road to eminence and power, from obscure condition, ought not to be made too easy, nor a thing too much of course. If rare merit be the rarest of all rare things, it ought to pass through some sort of probation.
Pagina 356 - Woe to the country which would madly and impiously reject the service of the talents and virtues, civil, military, or religious, that are given to grace and to serve it; and would condemn to obscurity everything formed to diffuse lustre and glory around a state!
Pagina 176 - I do not call a healthy young man, cheerful in his mind, and vigorous in his arms, I cannot call such a man, poor ; I cannot pity my kind as a kind, merely because they are men. This affected pity, only tends to dissatisfy them with their condition, and to teach them to seek resources where no resources are to be found, in something else than their own industry, and frugality, and sobriety.
Pagina 374 - THERE is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true ; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party.
Pagina iii - Is there a son of generous England here Or fervid Erin? — he with us shall join, To pray that in eternal union dear The rose, the shamrock, and the thistle twine ! Types of a race who shall the invader scorn, As rocks resist the billows round their shore ; Types of a race who shall to time unborn Their country leave unconquered as of yore...