The great game; a plea for a British imperial policy, by a British subject [W.M. Thorburn].

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Wm. H. Allen&Company, 1875 - 216 стор.

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Сторінка 182 - It has always been the rule that those should take who have the power and those should keep who can, and no man possessing this power ever stayed his hand for abstract considerations of justice.
Сторінка 171 - Elegance of style is not to be weighed against purity of heart, purity both from the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eye, and the pride of life.
Сторінка 95 - and make preparation to meet it when still afar off, is the mark not of a timid but a resolute mind. The greater part of the want of previous arrangements, which so often doubles the weight of misfortunes to nations " (and parties), " as well as individuals, is the result of mental cowardice. They are afraid of being afraid, and therefore do nothing till the evil day has arrived, just as they delay making their wills till it is too late.
Сторінка 103 - There is no difficulty in proving any ethical standard whatever to work ill, if we suppose universal idiocy to be conjoined with it ; but on any hypothesis short of that, mankind must by this time have acquired positive beliefs as to the effects of some actions on their happiness ; and...
Сторінка 200 - After the many kind invitations I have been obliged to refuse, will you, my dear Miss Palmer, should I offer to accompany my father to-morrow, bid me remember the old proverb, — ' Those who will not when they may, When they will, they shall have nay...
Сторінка 18 - Turkish oppressor, but each man " sitting under his own vine and fig-tree, none daring to make him afraid.
Сторінка 50 - Gazetteer.) of unbiassed men, in considering the Afghan invasion " a blunder and a crime ;" but he had likewise declared, that " India was won by the sword, and must be kept by the sword." These opinions, coupled with his adoption of an axiom of unquestionable truth, that " in war reputation is strength...
Сторінка 177 - ... see the dawn above our horizon, not proceeding from any of the new lights, but from the same centre of moral day which has before warmed and vivified our race. We will, therefore, here close our vindication of a great man, or rather of two — Master and Scholar, — they were ' lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their deaths let them not be divided ;' — to whom we believe that race is deeply indebted, and whose reputation we know has been most unjustly assailed. But if there be one...
Сторінка 190 - I have done so also to take some of the wind out of the sails of those cavillers who are always harping on the supposed inconsistency of theory with practice.
Сторінка 77 - Justice, or five of them at the least, of whom the Lord Chief Justice of England, the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, or one of such chiefs at least, shall be part.

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