Around the World with a King

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F. A. Stokes Company, 1904 - Voyages around the world - 290 pages
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Page 278 - Compared with our wondrous progress in physical science and its practical applications, our system of government, of administering justice, of national education, and our whole social and moral organization, remains in a state of barbarism...
Page 279 - We think our civilization near its meridian, but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star.
Page 238 - To the hearth of our people's people — To her well-ploughed windy sea, To the hush of our dread high-altars Where the Abbey makes us We.
Page 278 - This is not a result to boast of, or to be satisfied with; and, until there is a more general recognition of this failure of our civilization resulting mainly from our neglect to train and develop more thoroughly the sympathetic feelings and moral faculties of our nature, and to allow them a larger share of influence in our legislation, our commerce, and our whole social...
Page 278 - ... from our neglect to train and develop more thoroughly the sympathetic feelings and moral faculties of our nature, and to allow them a larger share of influence in our legislation, our commerce, and our whole social organization — we shall never, as regards the whole community, attain to any real or important superiority over the better class of savages. This is the lesson I have been taught by my observations of uncivilized man.
Page 242 - Parliament, and was raised to the peerage, with a pension of 2,000/. having previously been created a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, and subsequently a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. He was likewise a Knight of the Tower and Sword, in Portugal.
Page 279 - ... that of any other. See, also, that in every society there are many individuals distinguished for traits of character which place them upon a par with the best and highest we know at home, and that such are everywhere regarded with esteem, and held up as models for lower and baser natures to emulate. The traveller will not see in all his wanderings so much abject, repulsive misery among human beings in the most heathen lands, as that which startles him in his civilized Christian home, for nowhere...
Page 278 - But it is not too much to say, that the mass of our populations have not at all advanced beyond the savage code of morals, and have in many cases sunk below it.
Page 278 - They create and maintain in life-long labor an ever increasing army, whose lot is the more hard to bear, by contrast with the pleasures, the comforts, and the luxury which they see everywhere around them, but which they can never hope to enjoy, and who, in this respect, are worse off than the savage in the midst of his tribe.
Page 81 - ... the scales to fall from their eyes, but these were helps only. All such means had failed in China, though tried for half a century. They would have failed in Japan also. It was an impulse from within that urged the Japanese to join the comity of nations. The noblest trait in the character of a Japanese is his willingness to change for the better when he discovers his wrong or inferiority.

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