The life of Benjamin Disraeli

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Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1868 - 112 стор.

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Сторінка 35 - ... notwithstanding emancipated Ireland and enslaved England, the noble lord might wave in one hand the keys of St. Peter, and in the other — (the shouts that followed drowned the conclusion of the sentence). 'Let them see the philosophical prejudice of man.
Сторінка 58 - There is no doubt a difference in the right honourable gentleman's demeanour as leader of the Opposition and as minister of the Crown. But that's the old story ; you must not contrast too strongly the hours of courtship with the years of possession.
Сторінка 58 - For my part, if we are to have Free Trade, I, who honour genius, prefer that such measures should be proposed by the honourable member for Stockport (Mr. Cobden) than by one who, through skilful parliamentary manoeuvres, has tampered with the generous confidence of a great people, and of a great party.
Сторінка 58 - Dissolve, if you please, the Parliament you have betrayed, and appeal to the people, who, I believe, mistrust you. For me there remains this at least — the opportunity of expressing thus publicly my belief that a Conservative Government is an organised hypocrisy.
Сторінка 112 - I laugh, therefore, at the objections against a man that at a former period of his career he advocated a policy different to his present one : all I seek to ascertain is whether his present policy be just, necessary, expedient; whether, at the present moment, he is prepared to serve the country according to its present necessities ? Besides, Gentlemen, remember our Reform Bill — remember that Ministers now have but a Ministerial duty to perform.
Сторінка 24 - I have the happiness of being acquainted with some Jewish families in London, and among them, more accomplished ladies, or more humane, cordial, high-minded, or better educated gentlemen I have never met. It will not be supposed, therefore, that when I speak of D'Israeli as the descendant of a Jew that I mean to tarnish him on that account. They were once the chosen people of God.
Сторінка 21 - Behold the hero in the amphitheatre, the spangled jacket thrown on one side, the cork slippers on the other. Puffing, panting, and perspiring, he pokes one sullen brute, thwacks another, cuffs a third, and curses a fourth, while one brays to the audience, and another rolls in the sawdust.
Сторінка 53 - Conservativism was an attempt to carry on affairs by substituting the fulfilment of the duties of office for the performance of the functions of government ; and to maintain this negative system by the mere influence of property, reputable private conduct, and what are called good connexions. Conservativism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress ; having rejected all respect for Antiquity, it offers no redress for the Present, and makes no preparation for the Future.

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