Speeches of the Right Honorable T. B. Macaulay, M. P; Corrected by Himself Volume 2

Speeches of the Right Honorable T. B. Macaulay, M. P; Corrected by Himself Volume 2

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...make it in such a way, and at such a time, that there will be but too much reason to doubt whether more mischief has been done by your long refusal, or by your tardy and enforced compliance. THEOLOGICAL TESTS IN THE SCOTCH uNIVERSITIEs. A SPEECH DELIVERED IN Tan House or Commons on Tnn 9'rn or JuLY, 1845. On the first of May. 1845, Mr. Butherfurd, Member lfor Leith, obtained leave to bring in a bill to regulate admission to the Secular Chairs in the Universities of' Scotland. On the morning of the sixth of May the bill was read a first time, and remained two months on the table of the House. At length the second reading was fixed for the ninth of July. Mr. Rutherford was unable to attend on that day," and it was necessary that one of his friends should supply his place. Accordingly, as soon as the Order of the Day had been read, the following Speech was made. On a division the bill was rejected by 116 votes to 108. But, in the state in which parties then were, this defeat was generally considered as a victory. Ma. SPEAKER, I nave been requested by my honourable and learned friend, the Member for Leith, to act as his substitute on this occasion. I am truly sorry that any substitute should be necessary. I am truly sorry that he is not among us to take charge of the bill which he not long ago introduced with one of the most forcible and luminous speeches that I ever had the pleasure of hearing. His audience was small; but the few who formed that audience cannot have forgotten the effect which his arguments and his eloquence produced. The Ministers had come down to resist his motion: but their courage failed them: they hesitated: they conferred together: at last they consented that he should have leave to bring in his bill. Such, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692648X
  • 9781236926487