A History of Our Own Times, Volume 1

Merrill and Baker, 1894
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Pagina 246 - E'en to the centre of the hosts around ; And, as I thought, rose the sonorous swell, As from some church.tower swings the silvery bell Aloft and clear from airy tide to tide It glided easy, as a bird may glide. To the last verge of that vast audience sent, It played with each wild passion as it went : Now stirred the uproar — now the murmurs stilled, And sobs or laughter answered as it willed.
Pagina 345 - 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 116 - ... 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 41 - With an eloquence — not like those rills from a height, Which sparkle and foam, and in vapour are o'er ; But a current that works out its way into light Through the filtering recesses of thought and of lore.
Pagina 290 - All that was left on earth of my young wife, except the memory of a sainted life, and a too brief happiness, was lying still and cold in the chamber above us. Mr. Cobden called upon me as his friend, and addressed me, as you might suppose, with words of condolence. After a time he looked up and said, " There are thousands of houses in England at this moment where wives, mothers, and children are dying of hunger. Now...
Pagina 309 - Let us, then, unite to put an end to a system which has been proved to be the blight of commerce, the bane of agriculture, the source of bitter divisions among classes, the cause of penury, fever, mortality, and crime among the people.
Pagina 229 - Content with the limits nature appears to have assigned to its empire, the Government of India will devote all its efforts to the establishment and maintenance of general peace, to the protection of the sovereigns and chiefs its allies, and to the prosperity and happiness of its own faithful subjects.
Pagina 138 - June making them punishable as high misdemeanours by transportation for seven years, or imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for a term not exceeding three years, — the culprit ' to be publicly or privately whipped, as often, and in such manner and form, as the Court shall direct, not exceeding thrice.
Pagina 345 - I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of good-will in the abodes of those whose lot it is to labour, and to earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow, when they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.
Pagina 83 - There was an agreement between her brother and herself that as long as all went well with him he should send a blank sheet in this way once a quarter ; and she thus had tidings of him without expense of postage. Most persons would have remembered this incident as a curious story to tell ; but there was one mind which wakened up at once to a sense of the significance of the fact. It struck Mr. Rowland Hill that there must be something wrong in a system which drove a brother and sister to cheating,...

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