Socialism: Being Notes on a Political Tour

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Macmillan and Company, Limited, 1896 - Socialism - 330 pages
 

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Page 61 - Thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovran vital lamp; but thou Revisit'st not these eyes, that roll in vain To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn; So thick a drop serene hath quench'd their orbs, Or dim suffusion veil'd.
Page 62 - Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me...
Page 184 - The conditions which surround us best justify our co-operation: we meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political, and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballotbox, the legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench.
Page 322 - A search after abstract perfection in government, may produce, in generous minds, an enterprise and enthusiasm to be recorded by the historian and to be celebrated by the poet : but such perfection is not an object of reasonable pursuit, because it is not one of possible attainment...
Page 164 - I receive with a cordial welcome ; he is welcome to my house, and welcome to my heart ; but, with all his good qualities, he is not a man of business. His opponent...
Page 310 - Zolverein shall not be subject to any higher or other import duties than the produce of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or of any other country of the like kind ; nor shall the exportation from those colonies or possessions...
Page 185 - The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented in the history of mankind ; and the possessors of these, in turn, despise the Republic and endanger liberty. From the same prolific womb of governmental injustice we breed the two great classes — tramps and millionaires.
Page 302 - Customs' arrangement with her Colonies, it is desirable that, when empowered so to do, the Colonies of Great Britain, or such of them as may be disposed to accede to this view, take steps to place each other's products, in whole or in part, on a more favoured Customs' basis than is accorded to the like products of foreign countries ; NEW SERIES.
Page 329 - D wight, who wrote some poems ; and his baptismal name was Timothy. There is also a small account of Virginia by Jefferson, and an epic by Joel Barlow : and some pieces of pleasantry by Mr. Irving. But why should the Americans write books, when a six weeks...
Page 71 - It is not by the intermeddling of Mr. Southey's idol, the omniscient and omnipotent State, but by the prudence and energy of the people, that England has hitherto been carried forward in civilization ; and it is to the same prudence and the same energy that we now look with comfort and good hope. Our rulers will best promote the improvement of the nation by strictly confining themselves to their own legitimate duties, by leaving capital to find its most lucrative course, commodities...

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