Political Writings: England, Ireland and America, 1835. Russia, 1836. 1793 & 1853 [in three letters

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Page 250 - 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 60 - ... 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 377 - In that very short space of time they had completely pulled down to the ground their monarchy, their church, their nobility, their law, their revenue, their army, their navy, their commerce, their arts, and their manufactures. They had done their business for us as rivals, in a way in which twenty Ramilies or Blenheims could never have done it.
Page 1 - 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 49 - 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 49 - ... if some princes in the world had them, they would soon hope to be lords of all the seas, and ere long of all the world...
Page 61 - O'Brien, I saw an old woman, which was his foster-mother, take up his head whilst he was quartered and suck up all the blood that rah thereout, saying that the earth was not worthy to drink it, and therewith also steeped her face and breast and tore her hair, crying out and shrieking most terribly.
Page 21 - ... butcher is slaughtering some animal, suspended by the legs from a wall in ruins : from his haggard and ferocious look, and his bloody hands, you would suppose that he had been cutting the throat of a fellow-creature, rather than killing a lamb.
Page 122 - There were nine thousand eight hundred and sixty-five school districts; the whole number of children between the ages of five and sixteen years in the State was five hundred and thirty-four thousand and two, and the number instructed in the common schools in 1833 was five hundred and thirty-one thousand two hundred and forty.
Page 399 - ... contains, to ideas more favourable to the " re-union of the two countries, and that they will " not have occasion, for the purpose of returning to " them, to consider the terrible responsibility of a " declaration of war, which will incontestably be " their own work, the consequences of which cannot u be otherwise than fatal to the two countries, and to " human nature in general, and in which a gene" rous and free people cannot long consent to " betray their own interests, by serving as an "...

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