Gleanings of Past Years: 1843-78

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Сторінка 181 - He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord ; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
Сторінка 118 - The political association in which I stood was to me, at the time, the alpha and omega of public life. The Government of Sir Robert Peel was believed to be of immovable strength. My place, as President of the Board of Trade, was at the very kernel of its most interesting operations, for it was in progress from year to year, with continually waxing courage, towards the emancipation of industry, and therein towards the accomplishment of another great and blessed work of public justice. Giving up what...
Сторінка 107 - ... the attainment of truth, we shall agree, so materially depends upon the temper, in which the search for it is instituted and conducted. "I did not mean to have troubled you at so much length, and I have only to add that I am, with much respect, "Dear Sir, "Very truly yours, "TB MACAULAY, Esq.
Сторінка 36 - But herein to our prophets far beneath, As men divinely taught, and better teaching The solid rules of civil government, In their majestic unaffected style, Than all the oratory of Greece and Rome. In them is plainest taught, and easiest learnt, What makes a nation happy, and keeps it so, What ruins kingdoms, and lays cities flat; These only with our law best form a king.
Сторінка 104 - The distinctive principle of the book was supposed to be, that the State had a conscience. But the controversy really lies not in the existence of a conscience in the State, so much, as in the extent of its range. !Few would deny the obligation of a State to follow the moral law.
Сторінка 118 - I felt myself open to the charge of being opinionated and wanting in deference to really great authorities, and I could not but know that I should inevitably be regarded as fastidious and fanciful, fitter for a dreamer, or possibly a schoolman, than for the active purposes of public life in a busy and moving age.
Сторінка 89 - For she is. the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of His goodness.
Сторінка 88 - For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit, holy, one only, manifold, subtil, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good, quick, which cannot be letted, ready to do good...
Сторінка 104 - Itte ego qui quondam: I, the person who have now accepted a foremost share of the responsibility of endeavouring to put an end to the existence of the Irish Church as an Establishment, am also the person who, of all men in official, perhaps in public life, did, until the year 1841, recommend, upon the highest and most imperious grounds, its resolute maintenance.
Сторінка 97 - His treatise appeared with the following introduction : — ' At a time when the Established Church of Ireland is on her trial, it is not unfair that her assailants should be placed upon their trial too ; most of all, if they have at one time been her sanguine defenders. But if not the matter of the indictment against them, at any rate that of their defence, should be kept apart, as far as they are concerned, from the public controversy, that it may not darken or perplex the greater issue. It is...

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