HISTORY OF THE PEACE: BEING A HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM 1816-1854

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Página 293 - I do not mean to be disrespectful, but the attempt of the lords to stop the progress of reform, reminds me very forcibly of the great storm of Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington on that occasion.
Página 80 - You will consider whether the removal of those disabilities can be effected consistently with the full and permanent security of our establishments in Church and State, with the maintenance of the reformed religion established by law, and of the rights and privileges of the bishops and of the clergy of this realm, and of the churches committed to their charge.
Página 293 - In the winter of 1824, there set in a great flood upon that town — the tide rose to an incredible height — the waves rushed in upon the houses, and everything was threatened with destruction. In the midst of this sublime and...
Página 88 - I am one of those who have probably passed a longer period of my life engaged in war than most men, and principally in civil war; and I must say this, that if I could avoid, by any sacrifice whatever, even one month of civil war in the country to which I was attached, I would sacrifice my life in order to do it.
Página 311 - There is nothing so revolutionary, because there is nothing so unnatural and so convulsive to society, as the strain to keep things fixed, when all the world is, by the very law of its creation, in eternal progress...
Página 294 - God is our guide! from field, from wave, From plough, from anvil, and from loom We come, our country's rights to save, And speak a tyrant faction's doom. And hark! we raise from sea to sea The sacred watchword Liberty ! "God is our guide!
Página 104 - The question for me now to decide is this. Is a gentleman who happens to be the King's minister to submit to be insulted by any gentleman who thinks proper to attribute to him disgraceful or criminal motives for his conduct as an individual ? I cannot doubt of the decision which I ought to make on this question. Your Lordship is alone responsible for the consequences.
Página 304 - My dear Lord, — I am honoured with his Majesty's commands to acquaint your lordship that all difficulties to the arrangements in progress will be obviated by a declaration in the House...
Página 240 - I have never read or heard of any measure up to the present moment which could in any degree satisfy my mind that the state of the representation could be improved, or be rendered more satisfactory to the country at large than at the present moment.
Página 93 - Catholic Peers — I will not do what this ' bill will enable me to do — I'll return no more — let them ' get a Catholic King in Clarence.' I think he also mentioned Sussex. ' The people will see that I did not wish this.

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