The Right Honourable Benjamin Disraeli ... [By Thomas MacKnight.] Second Edition

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Сторінка 252 - I have experienced. I have begun several times many things, and I have often succeeded at last. I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will listen to me!
Сторінка 130 - By this wise prejudice we are taught to look with horror on those children of their country who are prompt rashly to hack that aged parent in pieces and put him into the kettle of magicians in hopes that by their poisonous weeds and wild incantations they may regenerate the paternal constitution and renovate their father's life.
Сторінка 516 - The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
Сторінка 150 - It will not be supposed, therefore, that when I speak of Disraeli as the descendant of a Jew, that I mean to tarnish him .on that account. They were once the chosen people of God.
Сторінка 155 - I will seize the first opportunity of inflicting upon you a castigation which will make you at the same time remember and repent the insults that you have lavished upon BENJAMIN DISRAELI.
Сторінка 615 - ... of the pleasing duty of enduring the consequences of your libertine harangues. I have no other means, therefore, of noticing your effusion but this public mode. Listen, then, to me. If it had been possible for you to act like a gentleman, you would have hesitated before you made your foul and insolent comments upon a hasty and garbled report of a speech which scarcely contains a sentence or an expression as they emanated from my mouth; but the truth is, you were glad to seize the first opportunity...
Сторінка 36 - I have the mind for the conception, and I can perform right skilfully upon the most splendid of musical instruments, the human voice, to make these conceptions believed by others. There wants but one thing more— courage, pure, perfect courage ; and does Vivian Grey know fear? He laughed an answer of bitterest derision.
Сторінка 618 - I expect to be a representative of the people before the repeal of the Union. We shall meet at Philippi; and rest assured that, confident in a good cause, and in some energies which have...
Сторінка 617 - ... taunts as to my want of success in my election contests, permit me to remind you that I had nothing to appeal to but the good sense of the people. No threatening skeletons canvassed for me ; a death's head and crossbones were not blazoned on my banners.
Сторінка 137 - The truth is, gentlemen," said Disraeli the Younger, with fascinating frankness, " a statesman is the creature of his age, the child of circumstances, the creation of his times. A statesman is essentially a practical character ; and when he is called upon to take office, he is not to inquire what his opinions might or might not have been upon this or that subject — he is only to ascertain the needful, and the beneficial, and the most feasible manner in which affairs are to be carried on.

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