The mother country: or, The spade, the wastes, and the eldest son. An examination of the condition of England

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William S. Orr & Company, 1849 - 162 стор.
 

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Сторінка 159 - 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 eaglo renewing her mighty youth, and kindling
Сторінка vi - Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinion, in good men, is but knowledge in the making. Under these fantastic terrors of sect and schism, we wrong the
Сторінка 159 - renewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam; purging and unsealing 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 159 - 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 YE SUPPRESS YOURSELVES.
Сторінка viii - 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 119 - And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon; but they came with one accord to him, and having made Blastus, the king's chamberlain, their friend, DESIRED PEACE; BECAUSE THEIR COUNTRY WAS NOURISHED BY THE KING'S COUNTRY."—Acts xii.,
Сторінка viii - when you see the whole world hastening the other way ? •' 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
Сторінка 32 - 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 vi - to seek after knowledge ? What wants there to such a towardly and pregnant soil, but wise and faithful labourers, to make a knowing people, a nation of prophets, of sages, and of worthies?
Сторінка viii - 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.'

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