Opinions of Lord Brougham, on Politics, Theology, Law, Science, Education, Literature, &C., &C. as Exhibited in His Parliamentary and Legal Speeches, and Miscelaneous Writings

Opinions of Lord Brougham, on Politics, Theology, Law, Science, Education, Literature, &C., &C. as Exhibited in His Parliamentary and Legal Speeches, and Miscelaneous Writings

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...their interests, their wishes--ay, or even according to their caprices. At one time, when it pleased the ministry to view them with contempt, these doctrines were described as a visionary code, specious in theory, but impossible in" practice; and atanother, when it pleased it to excite alarm against them, they were viewed with as much detestation and' abhorrence, as if the had been a leaf taken out of that book which some men thinkt ey can never enough detest and abhor--I mean " The Rights of Man," by Thomas Paine. I have myself heard them treated as idle chimeras by one set of ministers, and as jacobinical innovationsvby another, just as. it was the fashion' of the day to treat them as objects of contempt or abhorrence; and yet I, who have seen them first contemned and then abhorred, have now the happiness to say that they have reached the consummation of their glory, not" merely in being adopted by of the-country. s ministers, but in being publicly recognised, not only. in the speech. which has just been delivered to us from a high quarter, but also in the addresses which are going to be returned to it by both Houses. Calls of Ireland. Is the voice of Ireland never to be listened to P Is it in Ireland alone that sound policy is to be overlooked'; and that, too, where one-half of the empire, or thereabouts, is concerned; where a great population is 'oppressed by a continuance of mat'chless impolicy, and worse injustice, '-where a state of things prevails, which puts to imminent peril the responsibility of any British-'minister who suffers a large portion of the King's subjects to remain in jeopardy, because he withdraws from the adjustment of "a question...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782178
  • 9781236782175