Speeches on Questions of Public Policy, Volum 2

Macmillan, 1869

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Side 229 - I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three: any government is free to the people under it (whatever be the frame) where the laws rule and the people are a party to those laws, and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion.
Side 408 - Man, this is one of the most extraordinary, that he shall go on from day to day, from week to week, from month to month.
Side 110 - Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall.
Side 285 - Fit retribution ! Gaul may champ the bit, And foam in fetters, — but is Earth more free? Did nations combat to make One submit; Or league to teach all kings true sovereignty? What! shall reviving Thraldom again be The patch'd-up idol of enlighten'd days? Shall we, who struck the Lion down, shall we Pay the Wolf homage?
Side 142 - Gentleman is the first of the new party who has expressed his great grief, who has retired into what may be called his political cave of Adullam, and he has called about him every one that was in distress and every one that was discontented.
Side 425 - ... ought to begin with the commons : and that it is the undoubted and sole right of the commons to direct, limit, and appoint in such bills the ends, purposes, considerations, conditions, limitations, and qualifications of such grants ; which ought not to be changed or altered by the House of Lords.
Side 335 - England, would perish, and that the agricultural labourer throughout the United Kingdom would be redeemed from that poverty and serfdom which, up to this time, have been his lot. It would take a night, it would take a long speech, to go into the question of the condition of that unfortunate class ; but...
Side 223 - taught of God"; and the way which He teaches them, the way of holiness, is so plain, that "the wayfaring man, though a fool, need not err therein.
Side 443 - with the true Liberal statesman, .England's first care is held to be the care of her own children within her own shores, the redress of wrongs, the supply of needs, the improvement of laws and institutions.
Side 368 - I may put before you higher considerations even than those of property and the institutions of your country. I may remind you of duties more solemn, and of obligations more imperative. You profess to be a Christian nation. You make it your boast even — though boasting is somewhat out of place in such questions — you make it your boast that you are a...

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