How We Made Rhodesia (Google eBook)

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K. Paul Trench, Trübner, 1896 - Colonial administrators - 356 pages
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Page 354 - Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself, like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks...
Page 216 - Spurned by the young, but hugged by the old To the very verge of the church-yard mould ; Price of many a crime untold : Gold! gold! gold! gold! Good or bad a thousand-fold ! How widely its agencies vary — To save — to ruin — to curse — to bless — As even its minted coins express, Now stamped with the image of good Queen Bess, And now of a Bloody Mary.
Page 287 - No, Sir ; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
Page 272 - And let me the canakin clink, clink; And let me the canakin clink A soldier's a man; A life's but a span; Why, then, let a soldier drink.
Page 140 - And the poor beetle that we tread upon, In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies.
Page 187 - FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust ; in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life...
Page 35 - Bone and Skin, two millers thin, Would starve us all, or near it ; But be it known to Skin and Bone That Flesh and Blood can't bear it.
Page 214 - To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
Page 248 - There is no policy like politeness: and a good manner is the best thing in the world, either to get one a good name or to supply the want of it.
Page 216 - I live not in myself, but I become Portion of that around me; and to me High mountains are a feeling, but the hum Of human cities torture...

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