The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker ... Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830, Volume 2

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Louis John Jennings
C. Scribner's sons, 1884
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Page 517 - ... within protect from harms. He can requite thee; for he knows the charms That call fame on such gentle acts as these, And he can spread thy name o'er lands and seas, Whatever clime the sun's bright circle warms. Lift not thy spear against the Muses
Page 67 - That this House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, in order to consider the present state of the Church Establishment in Ireland, with the view of applying any surplus of the revenues, not required for the spiritual care of its members, to the general education of all classes of the people, without distinction of religious persuasion.
Page 241 - The remedy is the removal of all impediments to the import of all kinds of human food — that is the total and absolute repeal for ever of all duties on all articles of subsistence...
Page 516 - He entered with the same energy into all our different amusements ; we played a good deal at Goostree's, and I well remember the intense earnestness which he displayed when joining in those games of chance. He perceived their increasing fascination, and soon after suddenly abandoned them for ever."* It was by this vice that he was himself most nearly insnared.
Page 243 - Let us, then, unite to put an end to a system which has been proved to be the blight of commerce, the bane of agriculture, the source of bitter divisions among classes, the cause of penury, fever, mortality, and crime among the people.
Page 463 - All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don't know by what you do — that's what I called ' guessing what was at the other side of the hill.
Page 348 - I am confident that the three right honorable gentlemen opposite, the First Lord of the Treasury, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the late President of the Board of Trade, will all with one voice answer "No." And why not? "Because," say they, "it will injure the revenue.
Page 494 - I can answer for myself and for my friends, that no future Wellesley, on the banks of the Danube, will have to make a bitter record of the exertions of an English Opposition that depreciated his efforts, and that ridiculed his talents.
Page 412 - I feel persuaded that we are strong enough to repel any outward attacks. The liberty of Protestantism has been enjoyed too long in England to allow of any successful attempt to impose a foreign yoke upon our minds and consciences. No foreign prince or potentate will be permitted to fasten his fetters upon a nation which has so long and so nobly vindicated its right to freedom of opinion, civil, political, and religious.
Page 36 - Now, if the Secretary of State had been punctual, and admitted Lord Nelson in the first quarter of an hour, I should have had the same impression of a light and trivial character that other people have had, but luckily I saw enough to be satisfied that he was really a very superior man ; but certainly a more sudden and complete metamorphosis I never saw.

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