Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science

The volume for 1886 is a report of the proceedings of the "Conference on temperance legislation, London, 1886."

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Página 378 - Sweet records, promises as sweet; A Creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles. And now I see with eye serene The very pulse of the machine; A Being breathing thoughtful breath, A Traveller between life and death; The reason firm, the temperate will, Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill; A perfect Woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command; And yet a Spirit still, and bright With...
Página 320 - Will you be ready with all faithful diligence, to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange doctrines, contrary to God's word...
Página 36 - And first of all, the science of jurisprudence, the pride of the human intellect, which, with all its defects, redundancies, and errors, is the collected reason of ages, combining the principles of original justice with the infinite variety of human concerns, as a heap of old exploded errors, would be no longer studied.
Página 115 - The man laid on an operating table in one of our surgical hospitals is exposed to more chances of death than the English soldier on the field of Waterloo.
Página 41 - Germany, Holland, and Scotland, but in the islands of the Indian Ocean, and on the banks of the Mississippi and the St. Lawrence. So true, it seems, are the words of d'Aguesseau, that " the grand destinies of Rome are not yet accomplished ; she reigns throughout the world, by her reason, after having ceased to reign by her authority.
Página 93 - ... be explicitly avowed, and clearly understood, as its leading principle, that no attempt shall be made to influence or disturb the peculiar religious tenets of any sect or description of Christians.
Página 50 - ... everywhere extremely desirable, there being hardly any country in which landed property is not either too much or too little subdivided, requiring either that great estates should be broken down, or that small ones should be bought up and consolidated. To make land as easily transferable as stock, would be one of the greatest economical improvements which could be bestowed on a country; and has been shown, again and again, to have no insuperable difficulty attending it.
Página 182 - That the Judgment in any such Action or Issue as may be directed by the Court or Judge, and the Decision of the Court or Judge in a summary Manner, shall be final and conclusive against the Parties, and all Persons claiming by, from, or under them.
Página 59 - History) says the recorded account of this great revision of the body of the laws of Erin is as fully entitled to confidence as any other well-authenticated fact in history.
Página 581 - Education is not compatible with extreme poverty. It is impossible effectually to teach an indigent population; and it is difficult to make those feel the value of comfort who have never enjoyed it, or those appreciate the wretchedness of a precarious subsistence, who have been made reckless by always living from hand to mouth. Individuals often struggle upwards into a condition of ease; but the utmost that...

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