The Inspiration of Responsibility: And Other Papers

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1915 - Christianity - 236 pages
 

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Page 225 - ... downwards ; she could dismiss all the sailors too ; she could sell off all our ships of war and all our naval stores; she could make a peace by the sacrifice of Cornwall, and begin a war for the conquest of Brittany. She could make every citizen in the United Kingdom, male or female, a peer ; she could make every parish in the United Kingdom a ' university ' ; she could dismiss most of the civil servants, and she could pardon all offenders.
Page 203 - You may burn my body to ashes, and scatter them to the winds of heaven ; you may drag my soul down to the regions 'of darkness and despair to be tormented forever; but you will never get me to support a measure which I believe to be wrong, although by doing so I may accomplish that which I believe to be right.
Page 38 - And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan ? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
Page 112 - God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting.
Page 90 - Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst unto Thine Apostles, Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you...
Page 224 - All told the executive authority of the Crown is, in the eye of the law, very wide, far wider than that of the Chief magistrate in many countries, and well-nigh as extensive as that now possessed by the monarch in any government not an absolute despotism, and although the Crown has no inherent legislative power except in conjunction with Parliament, it has been given by statute very large powers of subordinate legislation...
Page 224 - Commanding-in-Chief downwards; she could dismiss all the sailors, she could sell off all our ships of war and all our naval stores; she could make a peace by the sacrifice of Cornwall, and begin a war for the conquest of Brittany. She could make every citizen in the United Kingdom, male or female...
Page 189 - I find this conclusion more impressed upon me, — that the greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one.
Page 198 - Some of our generals complain that I impair discipline and subordination in the army by my pardons and respites, but it makes me rested, after a hard day's work, if I can find some good excuse for saving a man's life, and I go to bed happy as I think how joyous the signing of my name will make him and his family and his friends.
Page 189 - Then, as touching the kind of work done by these two men, the more I think of it I find this conclusion more impressed upon me, — that the greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way.

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