A Reply to the Report of the Earl of Durham

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R. Bentley, 1839 - 91 pages
 

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Page 33 - He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found; yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
Page 69 - Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? Or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, And warmeth them in the dust, And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may break them.
Page 53 - ... apply to Great Britain it is shere nonsense as regards a dependent state. . . . The power of a governor is a delegated power, and if it be designed that it have a useful and independent action, it must be held responsible only to the authority that delegated it and not to the parties governed. . . . If a governor is to be controlled by his council and that council amenable to the assembly, then the assembly controls the governor and it is no longer a dependent but an independent state.
Page 9 - ... consulted in the original appointment, and in which it is almost impossible to remove those who disappoint the expectations of their usefulness, without inflicting a kind of brand on their capacity or integrity. I am well aware that many persons, both in the Colonies and at home, view the system which I recommend with considerable alarm, because they distrust the ulterior views of those by whom it was originally proposed, and whom they suspect of urging its adoption, with the intent only of enabling...
Page 9 - ... posts with inefficient persons as the present, in which public opinion is too little consulted in the original appointment, and in which it is almost impossible to remove those who disappoint the expectations of their usefulness, without inflicting a kind of brand on their capacity or integrity. I am well aware that many persons, both in the Colonies and at home, view the system which I recommend with considerable alarm, because they distrust the ulterior views of those by whom it was originally...

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