Selections from Speeches of Earl Russell, 1817 to 1841, and from Dispatches, 1859 to 1865. With Introductions, Volume 1

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Page 201 - Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness?
Page 161 - Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet, For every pelting, petty officer Would use his heaven for thunder; nothing but thunder.
Page 30 - It was the lark, the herald of the morn, No nightingale ; look, love, what envious streaks Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east. Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops; I must be gone and live, or stay and die.
Page 229 - I, AB, do declare, that it is not lawful, upon any pretence whatsoever, to take arms against the king : and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissioned by him...
Page 40 - Germany ; in many respects, to those at the present day — in more, to those existing at the end of the last and the beginning of the present century. The Germans are generally unaware of the existence of such resemblances.
Page 41 - His opinions no man knew; they were simply the opinions of the house of commons. He had with equal ability advocated every possible opinion; as the majority had with equal impartiality voted.
Page 106 - School shall be open to children of all communions ; that due regard be had to parental right and authority ; that, accordingly, no child shall receive or be present at any religious instruction of which his parents or guardians disapprove ; and that the time for giving it be so fixed, that no child shall be thereby, in effect, excluded, directly or indirectly, from the other advantages which the school affords.
Page 29 - Sistat, et ingenti ramorum protegat umbra!" — — a protection which blights while it shelters; which dwarfs the intellect, and s.tunts the energies of man, but to which a wearied nation willingly resorts from intolerable heats, and from perpetual danger of convulsion. Our lot is happily cast in the temperate zone of freedom: the clime best suited to the development of the moral qualities of the human race...
Page 154 - Adfirmabant autem hanc fuisse summam vel culpae suae vel erroris, quod essent soliti stato die ante lucem convenire carmenque Christo quasi deo dicere secum invicem seque sacramento non in scelus aliquod obstringere, sed ne furta, ne latrocinia, ne adulteria committerent, ne fidem fallerent, ne depositum appellati abnegarent.
Page 158 - The heir presumptive of the throne was supposed to be implicated in the conspiracy, and foreign powers were ready with money and troops to assist in the subversion of our constitution in church and state. Yet at this time did the Lords and Commons present for the royal assent this very Bill of Habeas Corpus, which for less dangers you are now about to suspend. We talk much, I think a great deal too much, of the wisdom of our ancestors. I wish we would imitate the courage of our ancestors. They were...

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