Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute, Volume 6

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Page 42 - But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded ; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever.
Page 82 - This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
Page 98 - ... to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months, with or without hard labour.
Page 165 - You gentlemen of England who live at home at ease, how little do you think upon " the dangers of this infernal hunting.
Page 86 - I always fancy that words spoken on the spur of the moment come from the very heart. I will first of all dispose of myself, having been taken completely by surprise in finding my name associated with the sentiment proposed by my old friend, Mr. Leake. I thank you most heartily for the honour you have done me, and the kind manner in which you have responded to the toast. As regards " South Australia and the Sister Colonies...
Page 101 - Chief or tribe, and as much land as may be necessary for the probable future support and maintenance of any Chief or tribe, shall be set apart for them ; and that all the residue of the land shall go to the Government, not for the personal advantage of Her Majesty or the members of any Government, but for the general good, for the purposes of rule and order.
Page 96 - But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
Page 16 - It should be no more a bar to a man's promotion, as it is now, that he lived beyond the seas, than living the other side of the channel. It should be our navy, our army, our nation. That's a great word, but the English keep it to themselves, and colonists have no nationality. They have no place, no station, no rank. Honours don't reach them ; coronations are blank days to them ; no brevets go across the water, except to the English officers, who are ' on foreign service in our colonies.
Page 90 - Papers will be laid before you on these several matters. " The King and Chiefs of Fiji having made a new offer of their islands unfettered by conditions, I have thought it right to accept the cession of a territory which, independently of its large natural resources, offers important maritime advantages to my fleets in the Pacific.
Page 48 - Nothing in the history of mankind is like their progress. For my part, I never cast an eye on their flourishing commerce and their cultivated and commodious life, but they seem to me rather ancient nations grown to perfection through a long series of fortunate events and a train of successful industry, accumulating wealth in many centuries, than the colonies of yesterday...

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