The Speeches; With a Memoir of His Life in Six Volumes Volume 5

The Speeches; With a Memoir of His Life in Six Volumes Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...now pending in the world, between extreme principles, and that this country was naturally and necessarily (and long might she continue to be so) the asylum for the beaten in that warfare. As that asylum, we had aright to inscribe over our gate, not, indeed, with Dante--"Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate,"--"All ye that enter must leave hope behind;"--but rather--" All ye that enter must leave plots behind."--" You must leave behind your party feuds and your political squabbles, for you come here to seek an asylum for repose, not a workshop, where, without danger, you may forge new treasons." Those who courted a shelter, had no right to question the terms on which it was granted. If then we did not make these terms, what must be the necessary consequence? That which we called an asylum, would be felt and called by Europe and the world, a refuge, abiding place, for all who retired but to meditate fresh disturbances. He was anxious that the nations of the continent should not be disturbed; because, the contact of independent governments was often so close and nice, that the disturbance of a part might lead to the disturbance of the whole, and we ourselves might not be free from the contagion. He was anxious, therefore, for English purposes and English principles, that this bill should pass, as well as on account of the countries whose safety might be more immediately placed in hazard. His gallant friend (Sir R. Wilson), as well, indeed, as the hon. member for Aberdeen, had both spoken out plainly and fairly, and from both of them he certainly differed toto ccdo: there was no point of resemblance or accordance upon this subject between them. They were of opinion, that in this struggle of extreme...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514343
  • 9781236514349