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Page 185 - that it is an essential principle of the law of nations that no Power can liberate itself from the engagements of a Treaty, nor modify the stipulations thereof, unless with the consent of the contracting Powers by means of an amicable arrangement*.
Page 281 - A Layman's Study of the English Bible Considered in its Literary and Secular Aspects. By FRANCIS BOWEN, LL.D. Crown 8vo., cloth, 4s. 6d. " Most heartily do we recommend this little volume to the careful study not only of those whose faith is not yet fixed and settled, but of those whose love for it and reliance on it grows with their growing years.
Page 147 - The Black Sea is neutralized ; its Waters and its Ports, thrown open to the Mercantile Marine of every Nation, are formally and in perpetuity interdicted to the Flag of War, either of the Powers possessing its Coasts, or of any other Power, with the exceptions mentioned in Articles XIV and XIX of the present Treaty.
Page 273 - This charming reprint has a fresh value added to it by the Introductory Essay of the Author of 'John Inglesant.'"— Academy.
Page 147 - Majesties engage, each on his part, to respect the independence and the territorial integrity of the •Ottoman Empire ; guarantee in common the strict observance of that •engagement, and will, in consequence, consider any act tending to to violation as a question of general interest.
Page 193 - If Batoum, Ardahan, Kars, or any of them shall be retained by Russia, and if any attempt shall be made at any future time by Russia to take possession of any further portion of the Asiatic territories of the Sultan, as fixed by the definitive Treaty of Peace, England engages to join the Sultan in defending them by force of arms.
Page 129 - Our present repose is no more a proof of inability to act, than the state of inertness and inactivity in which I have seen those mighty masses that float in the waters above your town, is a proof that they are devoid of strength, and incapable of being fitted out for action. You well know...
Page 130 - You well know, Gentlemen, how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness, how soon, upon any call of patriotism, or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion — how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage — how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery, collect its scattered elements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder. Such...
Page 272 - A graceful little sketch. . . . Drawn with full insight into the period described." — Spectator. " Pleasantly and carefully written. . . . The author lets the reader have a glimpse of Germany in the ' Sturm und Drang