Speech on Conciliation with America

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Ginn & Company; Atheneum Press, 1897 - 152 pages

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Page 72 - My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties, which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron.
Page liv - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision.
Page 18 - Neither the perseverance of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise, ever carried this most perilous mode of hardy industry to the extent to which it has been pushed by this recent people ; a people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.
Page 88 - AND after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them : and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light 3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Page 38 - The question with me is, not whether you have a right to render your people miserable, but whether it is not your interest to make them happy. It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason and justice tell me I ought to do.
Page 20 - ... and untractable, whenever they see the least attempt to wrest from them by force, or shuffle from them by chicane, what they think the only advantage worth living for. This fierce spirit of liberty is stronger in the English colonies probably than in any other people of the earth...
Page 127 - Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking go'odly pearls : who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Page 108 - That the foundation of English liberty, and of all free government, is a right in the people to participate in their legislative council...
Page 17 - Straits while we are looking for them beneath the Arctic circle, we hear that they have pierced into the opposite region of Polar cold that they are at the antipodes, and engaged under the frozen Serpent of the south.* Falkland Island, which seemed too remote and romantic an object for the grasp of national ambition, is but a stage and resting-place in the progress of their victorious industry.
Page 74 - Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom, and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

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