The Political Writings of Richard Cobden

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W. Ridgway, 1878 - Eastern question (Balkan) - 394 pages
 

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Page 109 - No body can be healthful without exercise, neither natural body nor politic; and, certainly, to a kingdom, or estate, a just and honourable war is the true exercise. A civil war, indeed, is like the heat of a fever; but a foreign war is like the heat of exercise, and serveth to keep the body in health; for in a slothful peace, both courages will effeminate and manners corrupt...
Page 101 - Brusa and Smyrna. Despotism itself is obliged to truck and huckster. The Sultan gets such obedience as he can. He governs with a loose rein, that he may govern at all; and the whole of the force and vigor of his authority in his centre, is derived from a prudent relaxation in all his borders.
Page 25 - ... in waste places far from danger of law, maketh his mantle his house, and under it covereth himself from the wrath of heaven, from the offence of the earth, and from the sight of men. When it raineth, it is his penthouse ; when it bloweth, it is his tent ; when it freezeth, it is his tabernacle.
Page 139 - A motion was made in the House of Commons for a "committee to inquire into the proceedings of the judges in Westminster Hall, particularly in cases relating to the liberty of the press.
Page 25 - There is a great use among the Irish to make great assemblies together upon a Rath or Hill, there to parly (as they say) about matters and wrongs between Township and Township, or one private person and another.
Page 20 - And sure it is yet a most beautiful and sweet country as any is under heaven, being stored throughout with many goodly rivers, replenished with all sorts of fish, most abundantly sprinkled with many very sweet islands and goodly lakes, like little inland seas...
Page 207 - That the present state of international maritime law, as affecting the rights of belligerents and neutrals, is ill-defined and unsatisfactory, and calls for the attention of her Majesty's Government.
Page x - The name which ought to be, and will be, associated with the success of these measures, is the name of...
Page xxxi - The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.
Page 125 - ... and which was the secret of his power, would have been wanting. By an instinct which is unerring, we call Washington, with grateful reverence, the father of his country, but not its saviour. A people which wants a saviour, which does not possess an earnest and pledge of freedom in its own heart, is not yet ready to be free.

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