Latter-day Pamphlets

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Chapman and Hall, 1870 - Great Britain - 422 pages

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Page 33 - British industrial existence seems fast becoming one huge poison-swamp of reeking pestilence physical and moral ; a hideous living Golgotha of souls and bodies buried alive ; such a Curtius' gulf, communicating with the Nether Deeps, as the Sun never saw till now.
Page 82 - Justice, Justice : woe betides us everywhere when, for this reason or for that, we fail to do justice ! No beneficence, benevolence, or other virtuous contribution will make good the want. And in what a rate of terrible geometrical progression, far beyond our poor computation, any act of Injustice once done by us grows ; rooting itself ever anew, spreading ever anew, like a banyan-tree, — blasting all life under it, for it is a poison-tree ! There is but one thing needed for the world ; but that...
Page 94 - Revenge," my friends ! revenge, and the natural hatred of scoundrels, and the ineradicable tendency to revancher oneself upon them, and pay them what they have merited : this is f orevermore intrinsically a correct, and even a divine feeling in the mind of every man.
Page 414 - I know by that symptom, better than by any other, what kind of man you yourself are. For you show me there what your ideal of manhood is ; what kind of man you long inexpressibly to be, and would thank the gods, with your whole soul, for being if you could.!
Page 284 - I consider, not. And is arithmetic, think you, a thing more fixed by the Eternal, than the laws of justice are, and what the right is of man towards man? The builder of this world was Wisdom and Divine Foresight, not Folly and Chaotic Accident. Eternal Law is silently present, everywhere and everywhen. By Law the Planets gyrate in their orbits ; — by some approach to Law the Street-Cabs ply in their thoroughfares.
Page 9 - And everywhere the people, or the populace, take their own government upon themselves ; and open " kinglessness," what we call anarchy, — how happy if it be anarchy plus a streetconstable ! — is everywhere the order of the day. Such was the history, from Baltic to Mediterranean, in Italy, France, Prussia, Austria, from end to end of Europe, in those March days of 1848. Since the destruction of the old Roman Empire by inroad of the Northern Barbarians, I have known nothing similar.
Page 28 - I say, it is the everlasting privilege of the foolish to be governed by the wise; to be guided in the right path by those who know it better than they. This is the first "right of man;" compared with which all other rights are as nothing.
Page 381 - My share — hrumph ! — my share is, on the whole, whatever I can contrive to get without being hanged or sent to the hulks. For there are gibbets, treadmills, I need not tell you, and rules which Lawyers have prescribed. '11. "Who are Lawyers?
Page 312 - Who is to have a Statue ? means, Whom shall we consecrate and set apart as one of our sacred men ? Sacred ; that all men may see him, be reminded of him, and, by new example added to old perpetual precept, be taught what is real worth in man. Whom do you wish us to resemble ? Him you set on a high column, that all men, looking on it, may be continually apprised of the duty you expect from them.
Page 66 - The Captain of the place, a gentleman of ancient Military or Royal-Navy habits, was one of the most perfect governors; professionally and by nature zealous for cleanliness, punctuality, good order of every kind; a humane heart and yet VOL. xrx. F a strong one; soft of speech and manner, yet with an inflexible rigour of command, so far as his limits went: ' iron hand in a velvet glove,

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