Lord Rosebery: His Life and Speeches, Volume 2

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Hutchinson & Company, 1900
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Page 1036 - Whenever I read a book or a passage that particularly pleased me, in which a thing was said or an effect rendered with propriety, in which there was either some conspicuous force or some happy distinction in the style, I must sit down at once and set myself to ape that quality. I was unsuccessful, and I knew it; and tried again, and was again unsuccessful and always unsuccessful; but at least in these vain bouts, 1 got some practice in rhythm, in harmony, in construction and the co-ordination of...
Page 1002 - This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
Page 533 - He became Chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the House of Commons.
Page 1072 - In case neither of the High Contracting Parties should have notified twelve months before the expiration of the said ten years the intention of terminating it, it shall remain binding until the expiration of one year from the day on which either of the High Contracting Parties shall have denounced it. But if, when the date fixed for its expiration arrives, either ally is actually engaged in war, the alliance shall, ipso facto, continue until peace is concluded.
Page 1034 - THE Solemn League and Covenant Cost Scotland blood — cost Scotland tears ; But it sealed Freedom's sacred cause — If thou'rt a slave, indulge thy sneers.
Page 677 - Who, while the British squadron lay off Cork (God bless the Regent and the Duke of York), With a foul earthquake ravaged the Caraccas, And raised the price of dry goods and tobaccos ? Who makes the quartern loaf and Luddites rise ? Who fills the butchers' shops with large blue flies ? Who thought in flames St.
Page 875 - I myself am supposed to be rather a sinner in that respect — you can reckon, not on their active benevolence, but on their active malevolence. And secondly, you have acquired so enormous a mass of territory that it will be years before you can settle it or control it, or make it capable of defence or make it amenable to the acts of your administration. " Have you any notion what it is that you have added to the Empire in the last few years ? I have taken the trouble to make a computation which...
Page 650 - ... they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.
Page 596 - ... (but that it descend to his descendants,) neither by surrender, grant, fine, nor any other conveyance, to the King.
Page 624 - In the dark hour of shame, I deigned to stand Before the frowning peers at Bacon's side : On a far shore I smoothed with tender hand, Through months of pain, the sleepless bed of Hyde...

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