Sir Robert Peel

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S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, limited, 1891 - 176 pages

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Page 155 - I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of goodwill in the abodes of those whose lot it is to labour and to earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow, when they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.
Page 71 - You will consider whether the removal of those disabilities can be effected consistently with the full and permanent security of our establishments in Church and State, with the maintenance of the reformed Religion established by law, and of the rights and privileges of the Bishops and of the Clergy of this Realm, and .of the Churches committed to their charge.
Page ix - ... intimate friend. There were always great hopes of Peel amongst us all, masters and scholars — and he has not disappointed them. As a scholar he was greatly my superior ; as a declaimer and actor I was reckoned at least his equal ; as a school-boy out of School, I was always in scrapes, and he never ; and in School, he always knew his lesson, and I rarely — but when I knew it, I knew it nearly as well. In general information, history, &c. &c. I think I was his superior, as well as of most...
Page ix - We were on good terms, but his brother was my intimate friend. There were always great hopes of Peel, amongst us all, masters and scholars — and he has not disappointed them.
Page 49 - Ireland ; with a view to such a final and conciliating adjustment as may be conducive to the peace and strength of the United Kingdom ; to the stability of the Protestant Establishment ; and to the general satisfaction and concord of all classes of His Majesty's subjects.
Page 71 - His Majesty recommends, that when this essential object shall have been accomplished, you should take into your deliberate consideration the whole condition of Ireland ; and that you should review the laws which impose civil disabilities on His Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects.
Page 158 - I had tried to gain acquiescence, either by belabouring individuals separately, or by summoning the party generally, I should have received scarcely one promise of support. I should have had on the part of the most moderate a formal protest against the course I intended to pursue ; to the most violent I should have given facilities for organised opposition ; I should have appeared to be flying in the face of a whole party, and contumaciously disregarding their opinion and advice after I had professed...
Page 145 - with greater means of rendering public service than I should have had if I had not relinquished it." He felt, he said, "like a man restored to life after his funeral service had been preached.
Page 71 - His Majesty laments that in that part of the United Kingdom an Association should still exist, which is dangerous to the public peace, and inconsistent with the spirit of the Constitution; which keeps alive discord and ill-will amongst His Majesty's subjects; and which must, if permitted to continue, effectually obstruct every effort permanently to improve the condition of Ireland.

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