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Page 46 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Page 188 - As to those persons who speculate on making railways generally throughout the kingdom, and superseding all the canals, all the wagons, mails and stage coaches, post-chaises and, in short, every other mode of conveyance, by land and by water, we deem them and their visionary schemes unworthy of notice.
Page 221 - I have still, that one's verses should hold, as in a mirror, the colours of one's own climate and scenery in their right proportion; and, when I found my verses too full of the reds and yellows Shelley gathered in Italy, I thought for two days of setting things right, not as I should now by making my...
Page 661 - So to the land our hearts we give Till the sure magic strike, And Memory, Use, and Love make live Us and our fields alike — That deeper than our speech and thought, Beyond our reason's sway, Clay of the pit whence we were wrought Yearns to its fellow-clay.
Page 188 - Now, lads," said he to the two young men, "I will tell you that I think you will live to see the day, though I may not live so long, when railways will come to supersede almost all other methods of conveyance in this country — when mail coaches will go by railway, and railroads will become the Great Highway for the king and all his subjects. The time is coming when it will be cheaper for a working man to travel on a railway than to walk on foot.
Page 159 - Empire. 2. That this Conference recognises that in the present circumstances of the colonies it is not practicable to adopt a general system of free trade as between the Mother Country and the British dominions beyond the seas.
Page 233 - Whereof the chill, to him who breathed it, drew Down with his blood, till all his heart was cold With formless fear ; and ev'n on Arthur fell Confusion, since he saw not whom he fought...
Page 395 - But overpoweringly strong proofs of intelligent and benevolent design lie all around us ; and if ever perplexities, whether metaphysical or scientific, turn us away from them for a time, they come back upon us with irresistible force, showing to us through nature the influence of a free will, and teaching us that all living beings depend on one ever-acting Creator and Ruler.* Lord Kelvin frequently expressed himself very emphatically on this matter.
Page 46 - Unsuspected powers lie latent in willing men around us which only need appreciation and development to produce surprising results. Money rewards alone will not, however, insure these, for to the most sensitive and ambitious natures there must be the note of sympathy, appreciation, friendship. Genius is sensitive in all its forms, and it is unusual, not ordinary, ability that tells even in practical affairs. You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain...