Life of Lord Beaconsfield

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J.B. Lippincott, 1888 - 220 pages

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Page 54 - Multitude ; as the power of the Crown has diminished, the privileges of the People have disappeared ; till at length the sceptre has become a pageant, and its subject has degenerated again into a serf.
Page 204 - The prelates and captains and chief men of her realm then advance to the throne, and, kneeling before her, pledge their troth, and take the sacred oaths of allegiance and supremacy. Allegiance to one who rules over the land that the great Macedonian could not conquer ; and over a continent of which even Columbus never dreamed ; to the Queen of every sea, and of nations in every zone.
Page 55 - We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions ; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
Page 107 - What is the question now placed before society with a glib assurance the most astounding ? The question is this — Is man an ape or an angel ? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels.
Page 213 - Every man shall be entitled to be registered as a voter, and, when registered, to vote for a member or members to serve in Parliament for a borough, who is qualified as follows: — (1) Is of full age, and not subject to any legal incapacity...
Page 43 - Praetorians of their ill-gotten domains. At the head of these religionists, they have continued ever since to govern, or powerfully to influence, this country. They have in that time pulled down thrones and churches, changed dynasties, abrogated and remodelled parliaments ; they have disfranchised Scotland, and confiscated Ireland.
Page 54 - Time, that brings all things, has brought also to tho mind of England some suspicion that the idols they have so long worshipped, and the oracles that have so long deluded them, are not the true ones. There is a whisper rising in this country that Loyalty is not a phrase, Faith not a delusion, and Popular Liberty something more diffusive and substantial than the profane exercise of the sacred rights of Sovereignty by political classes.
Page 213 - Occupier, as Owner or Tenant, of any dwelling house within the Borough; and 3. Has during the Time of such Occupation been rated as an ordinary Occupier in respect of the Premises so occupied by him within the Borough to all Rates (if any) made for the Relief of the Poor in respect of such Premises; and 4.

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