Joseph Cowen's Speeches on the Near Eastern Question: Foreign and Imperial Affairs: and on the British Empire

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A. Reid & Company, Limited, 1909 - 349 стор.

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Сторінка 187 - Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains.
Сторінка 50 - Kept the word of promise to the ear, But broke it to the hope.
Сторінка 10 - As it slipped through their jaws when their edge grew dull, As they lazily mumbled the bones of the dead, When they scarce could rise from the spot where they fed...
Сторінка 90 - You may as well go stand upon the beach, And bid the main flood bate his usual height ; You may as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb ; You may as well forbid the mountain pines To wag their high tops, and to make no noise, When they are fretted with the gusts of heaven...
Сторінка 65 - A mind well skilled to find, or forge a fault ; A turn for punning — call it Attic salt ; To JEFFREY go, be silent and discreet, His pay is just ten sterling pounds per sheet...
Сторінка 251 - Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Сторінка 66 - Then gently scan your fellow-man, Still gentlier sister-woman : Though they may gang a kennin' wrang, To step aside is human. Then at the balance let's be mute ; We never can adjust it : What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.
Сторінка 227 - To each according to his capacity," and " To each capacity according to its works," as evidently just, and desirable, if practicable.
Сторінка 248 - Here's to the United States!" said the first speaker,— "bounded on the north by British America, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean...
Сторінка 72 - ... that his measures would tend to reduce the great and glorious empire, of which he was put in charge, to a manufactory of cotton cloth and a market for cheap goods, with an army and navy reduced by paltry savings to a standard of weakness and inefficiency.

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