Benjamin Disraeli, jarl of Beaconsfield: en litteraer charakteristik

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Gyldendal, 1878 - 315 pages
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Page 187 - This admiration of the past of course leads Lord John to have but a poor opinion of many modern things. For instance, the poet tells us that " In many a hamlet, yet uncursed by trade, Bloom Faith and Love all lightly in the shade.
Page 175 - I am not at all surprised at the reception, which I have experienced. I have begun several times many things, and I have often succeeded at last. I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me.
Page 187 - Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning die. But leave us still our old Nobility.
Page 136 - It is wise to be sanguine in public, as well as in private life, yet the sagacious statesman must view the present portents with anxiety, if not with terror. It would sometimes appear that the loss of our great Colonial Empire must be the consequence of our prolonged domestic dissensions. Hope, however, lingers to the last. In the sedate but vigorous character of the British nation we may place great confidence. Let us not forget, also, an influence, too much underrated in this age of bustling mediocrity...
Page 104 - Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing. Christianity is incomprehensible without Judaism, as Judaism is incomplete without Christianity. What has Rome to do with its completion; what with its commencement ? The law was not thundered forth from the Capitolian mount; the divine atonement was not fulfilled upon Mons Sacer.
Page 147 - For aught I know, the present Disraeli is descended from him, and with the impression that he is, I now forgive the heir-at-law of the blasphemous thief who died upon the Cross.
Page 285 - An son watched for the galleon. It came at last, as everything does if men are firm and calm. The present marquis, through his ancestry and his first wife, was allied with the highest houses of the realm, and looked their peer. He might have been selected as the personification of aristocracy : so noble was his appearance, so distinguished his manner; his bow gained every eye, his smile every...
Page 147 - I have the happiness of being acquainted with some Jewish families in London, and among them more accomplished ladies, or more humane, cordial, high-minded, or better-educated gentlemen I have never met. It will not be supposed, therefore, that when I speak of Disraeli as the descendant of a Jew, that I mean to tarnish him on that account. They were once the chosen people of God.
Page 146 - The next thing I heard of him was, that he had started upon the Radical interest for Mary-le-bone, but was again defeated. Having been twice defeated on the Radical interest, he was just the fellow for the Conservatives, and accordingly he joined a Conservative club, and started for two or three places on the Conservative interest.
Page 144 - I have always opposed with my utmost energy the party of which my honorable opponent is a distinguished member. That party I have opposed for reasons I am prepared to give and to uphold. I look upon the Whigs as an anti-national party.

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