This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,...
This fortress built by Nature for herself...
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,...
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,...
This pillar of the state
Hath swallowed hook and bait.
This diverting incident contributed in a high degree to the general merriment.
This, as you know, was a burning question; and its unseasonable introduction threw a chill on the spirits of all our party.
The uncertainty which hangs over every battle extends in a special degree to battles at sea.Spectator.
A centre and nucleus round which the scattered remnants of that party might rally after the disastrous defeat.Spectator.
Sir W. Laurier had claimed for Canada that she would be the granary and baker of the Empire, and Sir Edmund Barton had claimed for Australia that she would be the Empire's butcher; but in New Zealand they had not all their eggs in one basket, and they could claim a combination of the three.
We move slowly and cautiously from old moorings in our English life, that is our laudable constitutional habit; but my belief is that the great majority of moderate churchmen, to whatever political party they may belong, desirous as they are to lift this question of popular education out of the party rut,...
...the keenest incentive man can feel to remedy ignorance and abolish guilt. It is under the impelling force of this incentive that civilization progresses.Spectator.
Her forehand driveher most trenchant asset.Daily Mail.
And the very fact that the past is beyond recall imposes upon the present generation a continual stimulus to strive for the prevention of such woes.Spectator.
Sword of the devil, running with the blood of saints, poisoned adder, thy work is done.
In the hope that something might be done, even at the eleventh hour, to stave off the brand of failure from the hide of our military administration.Times
Is it not a little difficult to ask for Liberal votes for Unionist Free-traders, if we put party interests in the front of the consideration?Spectator.
May I be allowed to add a mite of experience of an original Volunteer in a good City regiment?Spectator.
But also in Italy many ancient edifices have been recently coated with stucco and masked by superfluous repairs.Spectator.
The elementary schools are hardly to be blamed for this failure. Their aim and their achievement have to content themselves chiefly with moral rather than with mental success.Spectator.
The scourge of tyranny had breathed his last.
The means of education at the disposal of the Protestants and Presbyterians of the North were stunted and sterilized.Balfour.
I once heard a Spaniard shake his head over the present Queen of Spain.(Quoted by Spectator.)
But, apart from all that, we see two pinching dilemmas even in this opium casedilemmas that screw like a vicewhich tell powerfully in favour of our Tory views.De Quincey.
These remarks have been dictated in order that the importance of recognizing the difference and the value of soils may be understood.J. Long.
Tost to and fro by the high winds of passionate control, I behold the desired port, the single state, into which I would fain steer; but am kept off by the foaming billows of a brother's and sister's envy, and by the raging winds of a supposed invaded authority; while I see in Lovelace, the rocks on the one hand, and in Solmes, the sands on the other; and tremble, lest I should split upon the former or strike upon the latter. But you, my better pilot,...Richardson.
Such phases of it as we did succeed in mentally kodaking are hardly to be 'developed' in cold print.Times.
The leading planks of the Opposition policy are declared to be the proper audit of public accounts,...Times.