Modern Europe, a school history. To 1859

Simpkin, Marshall, 1860 - 501 Seiten
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Seite 390 - ... necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion, how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage, how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery, collect its scattered elements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder.
Seite 120 - That the liberties, franchises, privileges and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England...
Seite 50 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Seite 289 - In the pride of victory, Bajazet threatened that he would besiege Buda ; that he would subdue the adjacent countries of Germany and Italy ; and that he would feed his horse with a bushel of oats on the altar of St. Peter at Rome.
Seite 303 - No! surely no! It is the love of the people; it is their attachment to their government from the sense of the deep stake they have in such a glorious institution, which gives you your army and your navy, and infuses into both that liberal obedience, without which your army would be a base rabble, and your navy nothing but rotten timber.
Seite 389 - America — that he had called a New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.
Seite 139 - ... power in their own hands ; their meddling in private matters between party and party, contrary to the institution of Parliaments ; and their injustice and partiality in those matters, and the scandalous lives of some of the chief of them ; these things, my lord, do give too much ground for people to open their mouths against them and to dislike them.
Seite 389 - Our present repose is no more a proof of inability to act, than the state of inertness and inactivity in which I have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town, is a proof that they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted out for action. You well know...
Seite 345 - He shut his eyes, but could not close his ears against the imprecations of the multitude. A woman, breaking from the crowd, exclaimed, " Murderers of all my kindred, your agony fills me with joy. Descend to hell covered with the curses of every mother in France !" Twenty of his comrades were executed before him.
Seite 303 - My hold of the Colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties, which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron.

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