Select speeches, condensed and abridged by F.W. Newman

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Page 303 - Knowledge before — a discovery that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy.
Page 34 - With me a predominant motive has been to endeavor to gain time to our country to settle and mature its yet recent institutions, and to progress, without interruption, to that degree of strength and consistency which is necessary to give it, humanly speaking, the command of its own fortunes.
Page 68 - Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers.
Page 210 - Born, sir, in a land of liberty; having early learned its value; having engaged in a perilous conflict to defend it: having, in a word, devoted the best years of my life to secure its permanent establishment in my own country, my anxious recollections, my sympathetic!! feelings, and my best wishes are irresistibly excited, whensoever, in any country, I see an oppressed nation unfurl the banners of freedom.
Page 277 - Britain will be long watching for advantages, to recover what she has lost. If we do not convince the world, that we are a nation to be depended on for fidelity in treaties; if we appear negligent in paying our debts, and ungrateful to those who have served and befriended us ; our reputation, and all the strength it is capable of procuring, will be lost, and fresh attacks upon us will be encouraged and promoted by better prospects of success.
Page 245 - ROUTES OF THE JEWISH MERCHANTS CALLED AL-RADHANIYYA These merchants speak Arabic, Persian, Roman,62 Prankish, Spanish, and Slavonic. They travel from the East to the West and from the West to the East by land as well as by sea.
Page 17 - Hungary — further, by compassing the destruction of the independence of the country by arms, and by calling in the disciplined army of a foreign power, for the purpose of annihilating its nationality, by violation both of the Pragmatic Sanction and of treaties concluded between Austria and Hungary, on which the alliance between the two countries depended — is, as treacherous and perjured...
Page 114 - With self-government is freedom, and with freedom is justice and patriotism. With centralization is ambition, and with ambition dwells despotism. Happy your great country, Sir, for being so warmly addicted to that great principle of selfgovernment. Upon this foundation your fathers raised a home to freedom more glorious than the world has ever seen. Upon this foundation you have developed it to a living wonder of the world. Happy your great country, Sir, that it was selected by the blessing of the...
Page 12 - Lorraine-Hapsburg, restored to confidence by that victory, thought the time come to take off the mask, and to involve Hungary, still bleeding from past wounds, in the horrors of a fresh war of oppression. The king from that moment began to address the man, whom he himself had branded as a rebel, as
Page 18 - Europe, declares it to be its intention to establish and maintain friendly and neighbourly relations with those states with which it was formerly united under the same sovereign, as well as to contract alliances with all other nations. 4th. The form of government to be adopted for the future will be fixed by the Diet of the nation.

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