The Works of Benjamin Disraeli: Endymion, v. 2. Miscellanea

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Page 129 - Roman Catholics, something might be done." "As for that," said Waldershare, "sensible men are all of the same religion." " And pray, what is that ?" inquired the prince.
Page 102 - We owe the English peerage to three sources: the spoliation of the Church; the open and flagrant sale of its honours by the elder Stuarts; and the borough-mongering of our own times.
Page 246 - I agree with you in considering ' the late aggression of the pope upon our Protestantism" as ' insolent and insidious,' and I therefore feel as indignant as you can do upon the subject.
Page 56 - Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity," replied Tiresias, " the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
Page 38 - London correspondent, and to whose lively pen he was indebted for constant amusement. He had by nature a singular volatility which never deserted him. His feelings, though always amiable, were not painfully deep, and amid joy or sorrow the philosophic vein was ever evident.
Page 7 - Seventeen years, however, elapsed before my grandfather entered into this union, and during that interval he had not been idle. He was only eighteen when he commenced his career, and when a great responsibility devolved upon him.
Page 4 - You think too much," she said to Endymion, "of trade and finance. Trade always comes back, and finance never ruined a country, or an individual either if he had pluck. Mr. Sidney Wilton is a croaker. The things he fears will never happen ; or, if they do, will turn out to be unimportant. Look to Lord Roehampton ; he is the man. He does not care a rush whether the revenue increases or declines. He is thinking of real politics ; foreign affairs ; maintaining our power in Europe.
Page 83 - The divine right of kings may have been a plea for feeble tyrants, but the divine right of government is the keystone of human progress, and without it governments sink into police, and a nation is degraded into a mob.
Page 14 - I think everything in this world depends upon woman,' said Endymion. ' It is the same thing,' said Berengaria. Adriana was with Lady Roehampton when Lady Montfort was announced. Adriana came to console ; but she herself was not without solace, for, if there were a change of government, she would see more of her friend. ' Well ; I was prepared for it,
Page 5 - Edward, and where public opinion appeared definitely adverse to persecution on matters of creed and conscience. The Jewish families, who were then settled in England, were few, though from their wealth, and other circumstances, they were far from unimportant. They were all of them Sephardim, that is to say, children of Israel, who had never quitted the shores of the Midland Ocean, until...