Further Pages of My Life

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Scribner, 1917 - 316 pages

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Page 259 - But government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination ; and what sort of reason is that in which the determination precedes the discussion, in which one set of men deliberate and another decide, and where those who form the conclusion are perhaps three hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments...
Page 260 - To deliver an opinion is the right of all men; that of constituents is a weighty and respectable opinion, which a representative ought always to rejoice to hear; and which he ought always most seriously to consider. But authoritative instructions, mandates issued, which the member is bound blindly and implicitly to obey, to vote and to argue for, though contrary to the clearest conviction of his judgment and conscience — these are things utterly unknown to the laws of this land, and which arise...
Page 311 - Try me, O God, and seek the ground of my heart : prove me, and examine my thoughts. Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me : and lead me in the way everlasting.
Page 83 - Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
Page 126 - But some man will say, how are the dead raised up ? and with what body do they come ? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened except it die : and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body which shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain, but God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
Page 31 - Amo" shall be the password through its gates. Man shall not ask his brother any more, "Believest thou ? " but "Lovest thou?" till all Shall answer at God's altar,
Page 260 - Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests; which interests each must maintain, as an agent, and advocate, against other agents and advocates; but parliament is a deliberative assembly of one nation, with one interest, that of the whole...
Page 243 - ... ever-tightening bonds of corporate unity had been developed and vivified as never before, and grave controversial issues, social, economic, and political, had developed into a rapid maturity. In all these history would assign a part of singular dignity and authority to the great ruler just lost. " In external affairs his powerful personal influence was steadily and zealously directed to the avoidance, not only of war, but of the causes and pretexts for war." He well earned the title by which...
Page 243 - We must not think of him as a dexterous diplomatist — he was a great Monarch ; and it was because he was able naturally, simply through the incommunicable gift of personality, to make all feel, to embody for all men, the friendly policy of this country, that he was able to do a work in the bringing together of nations which has fallen to the lot of few men, be they kings, or be they subjects, to accomplish.
Page 209 - Is religion always to be a stranger and alien from life's Feast ? The Prince was not a strong man, but I have great sympathy with him.

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