Speeches of the Right Honorable T. B. Macaulay. Corrected by himself

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Longman & Company, 1854 - Great Britain - 538 pages

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Page 291 - Lord John Russell moved for a Committee of the whole House to take into consideration the state of Ireland.
Page 81 - You may make the change tedious ; you may make it violent ; you may — God in his mercy forbid ! — you may make it bloody ; but avert it you cannot. Agitations of the public mind, so deep and so long continued as those which we have witnessed, do not end in nothing. In peace or in convulsion, by the law, or in spite of the law, through the Parliament, or over the Parliament, Reform must be carried.
Page 124 - An act for effecting an arrangement with the East India Company, and for the better government of his Majesty's Indian territories, till the thirtieth day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.
Page 163 - Are we to keep the people of India ignorant in order that we may keep them submissive ? Or do we think that we can give them knowledge without awakening ambition ? Or do we mean to awaken ambition and to provide it with no legitimate vent...
Page 85 - Commons for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the representation of the people in England and Wales.
Page 19 - The danger is terrible. The time is short. If this Bill should be rejected, I pray to God that none of those who concur in rejecting it may ever remember their votes with unavailing regret, amidst the wreck of laws, the confusion of ranks, the spoliation of property, and the dissolution of social order.
Page 36 - Althorpe moved the second reading of the Bill to amend the representation of the people in England and Wales.
Page 113 - Can we be said to do unto others as we would that they should do unto us, if we wantonly inflict on them even the smallest pain?
Page 18 - Exchange, for contributions larger than the rent — for agitators more violent than those who, three years ago, divided, with the King and the Parliament, the sovereignty of Ireland ? Do they wait for that last and most dreadful paroxysm of popular rage — for that last and most cruel test of military fidelity...
Page 451 - Rely on it that intense labour, beginning too early in life, continued too long every day, stunting the growth of the body, stunting the growth of the mind, leaving no time for healthful exercise, leaving no time for intellectual culture, must impair all those high qualities which have made our country great. Your overworked boys will become a feeble and ignoble race of men, the parents of a more feeble and more ignoble progeny; nor will it be long before the deterioration of the labourer will injuriously...

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