Speeches on Questions of Public Policy

Macmillan, 1878 - 662 sider

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Side 45 - It is a manifest encroachment upon the just liberty both of the workman, and of those who might be disposed to employ him. As it hinders the one from working at what he thinks proper, so it hinders the others from employing whom they think proper.
Side 45 - The property which every man has in his own labour, as it is the original foundation of all other property, so it is the most sacred and inviolable. The patrimony of a poor man lies in the strength and dexterity of his hands; and to hinder him from employing this strength and dexterity in what manner he thinks proper without injury to his neighbour is a plain violation of this most sacred property.
Side 354 - But if this cry is raised for the purpose of driving Her Majesty's Government to do something which may be contrary to the laws of the country, or which may be derogatory to the dignity of the country, in the way of altering our laws for the purpose of pleasing another Government, then all I can say is, that such a course is not likely to accomplish its purpose.
Side 467 - ... commenced, it will only be by the exhaustion of one party that a termination will be arrived at. If you look back at our history, what did eloquence, in the persons of Chatham or Burke, do to prevent a war with our first American colonies ? What did eloquence, in the persons of Fox and his friends, do to prevent the French revolution, or bring it to a close ? And there was a man who at the commencement of the Crimean war, in terms of eloquence, in power, and pathos, and argument equal — in...
Side 493 - I would take Adam Smith in hand, and I would have a League for free trade in land just as we had a League
Side 267 - Majesty and the Government of the United States shall henceforth be confined to the following vessels on each side, that is : "On Lake Ontario to one vessel not exceeding one hundred tons burden, and armed with one 18-pound cannon. "On the upper lakes to two vessels not exceeding like burden each, and armed with like force.
Side 324 - He said he thought there could be no greater calamity to Europe than that Hungary should be separated from the Austrian Empire. Well, then, we have got rid of Hungary; and, next, the noble Lord the Member for the City of London (Lord John Russell) tells us it is quite a mistake to suppose that he ever intended to go to war for Poland. In fact, he stated — what will be very disheartening to hon.
Side 389 - That an humble address be presented to her Majesty, praying that she will be graciously pleased to direct her Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to enter into communication with Foreign Powers, inviting them to concur in treaties binding the respective parties, in the event of any future misunderstanding which cannot be arranged by amicable negotiation, to refer the matter in dispute to the decision of Arbitrators.
Side 177 - I warn them against ripping up the subject of taxation. If they want another League, at the death of this one — if they want another organisation, and a motive — for you cannot have these organisations without a motive and principle — then let them force the middle and industrious classes of England to understand how they have been cheated, robbed, and bamboozled upon the subject of taxation...
Side 454 - But the blockade of a coast, or of commercial positions along it, without any regard to ulterior military operations, and with the real design of carrying on a war against trade, and from its very nature against the trade of peaceful and friendly powers, instead of a war against armed men, is a proceeding which it is difficult to reconcile with reason or with the opinions of modern times.

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