Leaves of a Life: Being the Reminiscences of Montagu Williams, Volume 2

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1890 - Law
 

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Page 124 - The judge asked him the usual question, if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passed upon him. "Well, my lord...
Page 23 - The honour of the country now requires that we should prosecute that war with a vigour necessary to ensure success ; but, when that honour is vindicated, it will be the duty of Parliament to inquire by what means we were led into a costly and destructive contest, which neither the Parliament nor the country have sanctioned, and of the necessity or justice of which, in its origin, they have not been made aware.
Page 23 - equivocal and entangling engagements ' which the Prime Minister now deprecates, involved us in the Ashantee War. The honour of the country now requires that we should prosecute that war with the vigour necessary to ensure success ; but when that honour is vindicated, it will be the duty of Parliament to inquire by what means we were led into a costly and destructive contest which neither Parliament nor the country has ever sanctioned, and of the necessity or justice of which, in its origin, they...
Page 129 - Gentlemen, you reporters, I wish you to notice the few words I am going to say. You know that my life has been base and bad. I wish you to tell the world what my death is.
Page 74 - Dear Bill — Rather important news from the North. Tell HS and the young one to keep themselves quiet. In the event of a smell stronger than now they must be ready to scamper out of the way. I should like to see you as early as possible. Bring this note with you. In any circumstances the 'brief (warrant) is out. If not, it will be so, so you must keep a sharp look-out.
Page 23 - By an act of folly or of ignorance rarely equalled, the present Ministry relinquished a treaty which secured us the freedom of the Straits of Malacca for our trade with China and Japan, and they at the same time entering, on the "West Coast of Africa, into those " equivocal and entangling engagements " which the Prime Minister now deprecates, involved us in the Ashantee war.
Page 126 - This harangue seemed to have an effect upon everybody in Court except the man to whom it was addressed. It was a great treat to watch the face of Mr. Justice Hawkins during the speech.
Page 126 - ... hands of your great and merciful God. Oh, my lord, do have mercy upon me, a most wretched, miserable man — a man that am not fit to die. I am not fit to live; but with the help of my God I will try to become a good man. I will try to become a man that will be able in the last day to meet my (*oil, my Great Judge, to meet him and to receive the great reward at His hands for my true repentance. So, oh, my lord, have mercy upon me, I pray and beseech you.
Page 314 - When pain and anguish wring the brow, a ministering angel thou." She had sworn at the altar to love, honour, and obey him. It is well that the compilers of the solemn service put
Page 305 - Hanbury's utterly unreliable, but I shall show you that it is not at all probable. Atropia, it is much more likely, was bought than aconitine. I would call your attention particularly to the evidence of the witness Dodds. He, in his first conversation with Betts, said, "Do you remember the sale of atropia ?

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