Speeches of Jacob Bright, M.P., 1869 to 1884

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Jacob Bright, Ursula (Mellor) Bright
Simpkin, Marshall, & Company, 1885 - 382 sayfa
 

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Sayfa 341 - Considering: That Maritime Law, in time of war, has long been the subject of deplorable disputes; That the uncertainty of the law, and of the duties in such a matter, gives rise to differences of opinion between neutrals and belligerents which may occasion serious difficulties, and even conflicts...
Sayfa 376 - Hers is the loveliness in death, That parts not quite with parting breath ; But beauty with that fearful bloom, That hue which haunts it to the tomb ; Expression's last receding ray, A gilded halo hovering round decay...
Sayfa 319 - Parliament, wherever words occur which import the masculine gender, the same shall be held to include females for all purposes connected with and having reference to the right to be registered as voters, and to vote in such election, any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
Sayfa 73 - ERE the daughter of Brunswick is cold in her grave, And her ashes still float to their home o'er the tide, Lo ! George the triumphant speeds over the wave, To the long-cherish'd isle which he loved like his — bride.
Sayfa 209 - ... not allowed to come on board. The reason for this rule is, that were it otherwise, the practical result would be, in the first instance, to encourage and assist a breach of the law of the country, and next to protect the person breaking that law. And a contrary rule would lead to endless disputes and difficulties with the legal masters of slaves, for it might happen, to take an extreme instance — that the whole slave portion of the crews of vessels engaged in the pearl fishery in the Persian...
Sayfa 326 - ... and overseer of the poor — I do not see, where she has so much to do with the State and Church, on what reasons, if you come to right, she has not a right to vote.
Sayfa 144 - If I saw the agricultural labourers of Great Britain in a great state of excitement over this question, if I saw them holding vast meetings, collecting together from all parts of England, neglecting their work, contributing from their scanty funds, marching on London, tearing down the railings of Hyde Park, engaging the police, and even the military, I should say to myself: these men...
Sayfa 237 - Their lofty souls have telescopic eyes, Which see the smallest speck of distant pain, While, at their feet, a world of agonies, Unseen, unheard, unheeded, writhes in vain.
Sayfa 366 - ... tall commandant to twirl his moustaches. The GovernorGeneral was at that time an officer called Jose da Ponte e Horta, and though not one of the most competent men that Portugal has sent to Angola as governor, the inhabitants of Loanda have to thank him for paving a great part of their sandy city. Were not the natives of Ambriz such a remarkably inoffensive and unwarlike race, they would long ago have driven the Portuguese into the sea. It is a great pity that Portugal should neglect so disgracefully...
Sayfa 246 - The deep distress which prevailed in the agricultural districts induced Mr. Disraeli to renew his motion upon the burdens on land and the inequalities of taxation, and accordingly he brought forward a resolution to the effect that it was the duty of the Government to introduce measures for the alleviation of the distress without delay. The Government admitted that there was a prevalence of distress, but denied that it was increasing. They...

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