England Under Gladstone, 1880-1885

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Chatto & Windus, 1884 - 356 pages

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Page 22 - Massinger is one of the most interesting as well as one of the most...
Page 162 - He desires,' said the minister, ' to arrest the operation of the Land Act ; to stand as Moses stood between the living and the dead ; to stand there not as Moses stood, to arrest, but to spread the plague.
Page 113 - Acts have been, quite abortive, for the landlords will insert clauses to do away with their force. Any half-measures will only place the Government face to face with the people of Ireland as the champions of the landlord interest.
Page 53 - At the moment when I accepted from the Queen the duty of forming an Administration, I forthwith resolved that I would not, as a Minister, either repeat or even defend in argument polemical language, in regard to more than one foreign Power, which I had used individually when in a position of greater freedom and less responsibility.
Page 53 - I will not conceal from your Excellency that grave apprehensions had been excited in my mind lest Austria should play a part in the Balkan peninsula hostile to the freedom of the emancipated populations, and to the reasonable and warranted hopes of the subjects of the Sultan. These apprehensions were founded, it is true, upon secondary evidence ; but it was not the evidence of hostile witnesses, and it was the best at my command.
Page 307 - It should be made clear to the Egyptian Ministers and Governors of provinces, that the responsibility which for the time rests on England obliges Her Majesty's Government to insist on the adoption of the policy which they recommend, and that it will be necessary that those Ministers and Governors who do not follow this course should cease to hold their offices.
Page 113 - The state of our fellow-countrymen in the south-west of Ireland is worse than that of any people in the world, — let alone Europe.
Page 123 - I have thought, if I could be in all other things the same, but by birth an Irishman, there is not a town in this island I would not visit for the purpose of discussing the great Irish question, and of rousing my countrymen to some great and united action.
Page 269 - Sir Robert. That this should be so is not, perhaps, very creditable to the intelligence of the townsmen of Robin Hood ; but it shows the truth of the statement we have made, that English...

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