First principles of modern history, 1815-1879, from the English point of view

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Page 40 - It was not such a slavery as that we have known in modern times, for stripes and bonds were rare; if the slave were slain, it was by an angry blow, not by the lash.
Page 49 - Nuevitas and took possession of the country In the name of the King of Spain.
Page 114 - Now is the time to prepare for a Great Exhibition — an Exhibition worthy of the greatness of this country, not merely national in its scope and benefits, but comprehensive of the whole world, and I offer myself to the public as their leader, if they are willing to assist in the undertaking.
Page 132 - ... to be. The struggles of her patriots, the wisdom of her statesmen, the steady love of liberty and law in her people at large, were shaping in the past of our little island the future of mankind.
Page 17 - Protestant, was treated as a stranger and a foreigner in his own country. The House of Lords, the House of Commons, the magistracy, all corporate offices in towns, all ranks in the army, the bench, the bar, the whole administration of government or justice, were closed against Catholics. The very right of voting for their representatives in Parliament was denied them.
Page 132 - Teutonic race from which she herself had sprung. Her work was to be colonization. Her settlers were to dispute Africa with the Kaffir and the Hottentot, to wrest New Zealand from the Maori, to sow on the shores of Australia the seeds of great nations.
Page 2 - Elanche or Matilda- whether this king had three wives or six — whether that one was crowned at Westminster or Winchester? But it does concern each and all of us to know why a devastating war raged between the king and his parliament : what principles were involved ; and how it might have been avoided : to trace the growth of trial by jury through successive generations ; to learn how one man's character influenced the whole realm for good or evil; to know that our deeds outlive us and bear fruit...
Page 126 - ... systematic observation of the air in mines, to improved methods of ventilation and illumination, to the employment of explosive agents in the getting of minerals, and to other particulars relating to mines and mining operations, the resources of science furnish any practicable expedients that are not now in use and are calculated to prevent the occurrence of accidents or limit their disastrous consequences.
Page 2 - What does it matter to nine-tenths of mankind, whether William married Blanche or Matilda — whether this king had three wives or six — whether that one was crowned at Westminster or Winchester ; but it does concern each and all of us to know why a devastating war raged between the king and his parliament ; what principles were involved ; and how it might have been avoided : to trace the growth of trial by jury through successive generations...

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