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Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1863 - 517 Seiten

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Seite 402 - But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal where there is no love.
Seite 399 - Young men are fitter to invent, than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and fitter for new projects than for settled business...
Seite 400 - Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to compound employments of both ; for that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age may correct the defects of both...
Seite 403 - Revenge, are desirous the party should know whence it cometh : this is the more generous ; for the delight seemeth to be not so much in doing the hurt as in making the party repent : but base and crafty cowards are like the arrow that flieth in the dark. Cosmus, Duke of Florence, had a desperate saying against perfidious or neglecting friends, as if those wrongs were unpardonable. ' You shall read (saith he) " that we are commanded to forgive our enemies ; but you never read that we are commanded...
Seite 464 - With slight shades of difference you have the same religion, manners, habits and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together; the independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint counsels and joint efforts^ of common dangers, sufferings and successes.
Seite 458 - The second condition of permanent political society has been found to be, the existence, in some form or other, of the feeling of allegiance or loyalty. This feeling may vary in its objects, and is not confined to any particular form of government ; but whether in a democracy or in a monarchy, its essence is always the same ; viz., that there be in the constitution of the state something which is settled, something permanent, and not to be called in question...
Seite 449 - That the promissory notes of the Bank of England have hitherto been and are at this time held to be equivalent to the legal coin of the realm," — should have found any statesman to propose it, or any assembly to adopt it.
Seite 168 - House, that none therein shall presume henceforth to meddle with anything concerning our government or deep matters of State, and namely not to deal with our dearest son's match with the daughter of Spain...
Seite 180 - I have laboured to make a covenant with myself that affection may not press upon judgment ; for I suppose there is no man that hath any apprehension of gentry or nobleness, but his affection stands to the continuance of so noble a name and house, and would take hold of a twig or a twine thread to uphold it.
Seite 216 - ... advanced in the science of jurisprudence. His plan seems to have been to avail himself, as often as opportunity admitted, of his ample stores of knowledge, acquired from his study of the Roman civil law, and of the juridical writers produced in modern times by France, Germany, Holland, and Italy...

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