Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute, Volume 16

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Page 361 - On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they raised their flag against a power, to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Page 332 - For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Both for themselves and those who call them friend? For so the whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
Page 298 - Out of all the seas: But the black North-easter, Through the snow-storm hurled} Drives our English hearts of oak Seaward round the world. Come, as came our fathers, Heralded by thee, Conquering from the eastward, Lords by land and sea. Come; and strong within us Stir the Vikings' blood; Bracing brain and sinew; Blow, thou wind of God!
Page 235 - Vast honour is paid him; he dresses in silk, and these English run after him like mad people, so that he can enlist as many of them as he pleases, and a number of our own rogues besides.
Page v - Room and Library, in which recent and authentic intelligence upon Colonial and Indian subjects may be constantly available, and a Museum for the collection and exhibition of Colonial and Indian productions...
Page v - The support of all British Subjects, whether residing in the United Kingdom or the Colonies — for the Institute is intended for both — is earnestly desired in promoting the great objects of extending knowledge respecting the various portions of the Empire, and in promoting the cause of its permanent unity.
Page 371 - It is good for us to be here. We stand where we have an immense view of what is, and what is past. Clouds, indeed, and darkness rest upon the future. Let us, however, before we descend from this noble eminence, reflect that this growth of our national prosperity has happened within the short period of the life of man. It has happened within sixty-eight years. There are those alive whose memory might touch the two extremities.
Page 396 - SECRETARY read the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting, which were confirmed. The CHAIRMAN then read the Annual Report, which had previously been circulated among the Fellows.
Page 328 - I have' already spoken ; let me briefly notice the other two. It is well known to those who have studied the subject, that the finest breed of jacks comes from Morocco, and that the cross between them and the Moorish stock of horses produces a very superior mule. In Morocco the mule is one of the most common and useful animals used by man.
Page 247 - Zoanne has his thoughts directed to a greater undertaking, for he thinks of going, after this place is occupied, along the coast farther toward the East until he is opposite the island called Cipango, situate in the equinoctial region, where he believes all the spices of the world grow, and where there are also gems.

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