A History of England, Volumen4

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E. P. Dutton and Company, 1889

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Página 146 - Majesty shall be continued westward along the said forty-ninth parallel of north latitude to the middle of the channel which separates the continent from Vancouver's Island, and thence southerly through the middle of the said channel, and of Fuca's Straits to the Pacific Ocean...
Página 32 - Parliament, should be included in the political arrangements made in a change of the administration ; but they are not of opinion that a similar principle should be applied or extended to the offices held by ladies in her majesty's household.
Página 156 - I beheld, with sorrow, one wide waste of putrefying vegetation. In many places the wretched people were seated on the fences of their decaying gardens, wringing their hands, and wailing bitterly the destruction that had left them foodless.
Página 528 - ... required to remind itself of its power, to reassure itself that it had not grown soft and enervated by pleasure. It was a popular sentiment, which had first been given expression in the music halls. The "Great MacDermott" had hurled defiance at Russia from behind the footlights. We don't want to fight, but by Jingo if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, And we've got the money too.
Página 313 - Soon all the rear-guard and heavy guns were inside our position ; and then ensued a scene which baffles description. For eighty-seven days the Lucknow garrison had lived in utter ignorance of all that had taken place outside. Wives who had long mourned their husbands as dead, were again restored to them ; others, fondly looking forward to glad meetings with those near and dear to them, now for the first time learnt that they were alone. On all sides eager inquiries for relations and friends were...
Página 534 - Ameer himself, or any of his people, been treated unjustly or inhospitably within British jurisdiction. By every bond of international courtesy, as well as by the treaty engagement of 1855 existing between the two countries, binding them to be the friend of our friends and the enemy of our enemies, the Ameer was bound to a line of conduct the reverse of that which he adopted.
Página 566 - Ministers have hitherto been enabled to secure that peace, so necessary to the welfare of all civilised countries, and so peculiarly the interest of our own. But this ineffable blessing cannot be obtained by the passive principle of noninterference. Peace rests on the presence, not to say the ascendancy, of England in the Councils of Europe.
Página 511 - Greenwich says he does not know what Ritualism is, but there I think the right hon. gentleman is in an isolated position. That ignorance is not shared by the House of Commons or by the country. What the House and the country understand by Ritualism is, practices by a portion of the clergy, avowedly symbolic of doctrines which the same clergy are bound in the most solemn manner to refute and repudiate.
Página 185 - ... suitable to the gradual growth of intelligence and to the increasing diffusion of political knowledge ; and Her Majesty's Government consider it to be an undeniable truth, that if an independent sovereign, in the exercise of his deliberate judgment, shall think fit to make within his dominions such improvements in the laws and institutions of his country as he may think conducive to the welfare of his people, no other Government can have any right to attempt to restrain or to interfere with such...

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