Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 83

Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 83

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...upon a pure administration of the affairs of the colony. Captain RUSSELL was understood to say, --Sir, it has been quite painful to me, during the debate that has taken place this afternoon, to listen for long periods to honourable members getting up and virtually blaming Ministers. I say it was painful to me to listen to them: not that I thought they were deserving thanks, but I did hope, at any rate, that there would be some person amongst their honourable supporters who would have the courage to get up and to defend them. I waited, and waited, and waited, but no one has yet got up to defend them. I listened, of course, with pleasure when my honourable friend the member for New Plymouth got up. The honourable gentleman displayed a very great deal of courage, as he always does, but, so far as I was able to judge, he did not appreciate the question at issue at all, and he certainly did not touch it. The honourable gentleman told us that the Town of New Plymouth is a very fine place. Sir, it has been a very fine place, but now I do not think it is quite as fine a place as it used to be: it used to elect men who became Premiers. The honourable member for Christchurch City (Mr. Collins) also addressed the House, and, as I listened to him, I thought, Oh, that he had had a good cause to defend! He was extremely eloquent; as one listened to him, one was almost carried away with the impetus that he gave to the debate, and one began to fancy that his heart was thoroughly with the motion before us. But, while endeavouring to listen to what the honourable gentleman was saying, it seemed to me that practically he did not approve the conduct of the Government. Sir, the honourable gentleman is very clever, and he is a practised debater; he attacked my..show more

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  • Paperback | 642 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,129g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867483
  • 9781236867483