The Mother Country, Or, The Spade, the Wastes, and the Eldest Son: An Examination of the Condition of England

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W.S. Orr, 1849 - 163 стор.

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Сторінка 153 - Methinks I see, in my mind, a noble and puissant nation, rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks ; methinks I see her as an eagle renewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam ; purging and
Сторінка 153 - her long abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance ; while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also that love the twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means. " What should ye do, then ; should ye suppress all this flowery crop of knowledge and new light,
Сторінка 153 - springing daily in this city ? Should ye set an oligarchy " "to bring a famine upon our minds again, when we shall know nothing but what is measured to us by their bushel? Believe it, Lords and Commons ! they who counsel ye to such a suppressing, DO AS GOOD AS BID
Сторінка ii - A little generous prudence, a little forbearance of one another, and some grain of charity, might win all these diligences to join and unite into one general and brotherly search after truth; could we but forego this prelatic tradition of crowding free consciences and Christian liberties
Сторінка ii - tradition of crowding free consciences and Christian liberties into canons and precepts of men, I doubt not, if some great and worthy stranger were to come among us, wise to discern the mould and temper of a people, and how to govern it, observing the high hopes and aims, the diligent alacrity of our extended thoughts and reasons, in
Сторінка 26 - Arthur Young many a long year ago, " the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.
Сторінка ii - pursuance of truth and freedom, but that he would cry out as Pyrrhus did, admiring the Roman docility and courage, ' If such were my Epirots, I would not despair the greatest design that could be attempted to make a church or kingdom happy.
Сторінка 71 - form a far stretching plain of which the luxuriant vegetation indicates the indefatigable care and labour bestowed upon its cultivation ; for the natural soil consists almost wholly of barren sand, and its great fertility is entirely the result of very skilful management, and judicious application of various manures.
Сторінка 128 - that every day break out and depend without any end, give too plain a demonstration ;) when, I say, I balance all these things in my thoughts, I grow more favourable to Plato, and do not wonder that he resolved not to make any laws for such as would not submit to a community of all things.

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