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Page 446 - tis something; we may stand Where he in English earth is laid, And from his ashes may be made The violet of his native land.
Page 84 - Aux heures vulgaires nous nous servons des choses pour un usage, oubliant ceci de pur, qu'elles soient ; mais quand, après un long travail, au travers des branches et des ronces, à Midi, pénétrant historiquement au sein de la clairière, je pose ma main sur la croupe brûlante du lourd rocher, l'entrée d'Alexandre à Jérusalem est comparable à l'énormité de ma constatation.
Page 402 - His Imperial Majesty the Sultan promises to England to introduce necessary reforms, to be agreed upon later between the two Powers, into the government, and for the protection of the Christian and other subjects of the Porte in these territories...
Page 401 - Batoum, Ardahan, Kars, or any of them shall be retained by Russia, and if any attempt shall be made at any future time by Russia to take possession of any further territories of His Imperial Majesty the Sultan in Asia, as fixed by the Definitive Treaty of Peace, England engages to join His Imperial Majesty the Sultan in defending them by force of arms.
Page 5 - Eternal life ; and then endeavour to draw any conclusions from this assumed belief, as to their present business, they will forthwith tell you that " what you say is very beautiful, but it is not practical.
Page 105 - The noiseless, steady, exhausting pressure with which sea power acts, cutting off the resources of the enemy while maintaining its own, supporting war in scenes where it does not appear itself, or appears only in the background, and striking open blows at rare intervals, though lost to most, is emphasized to the careful reader by the events of this war and of the halfcentury that followed.
Page 21 - In every country in which a large standing army is kept up, the finest young men are taken by the conscription or are enlisted. They are thus exposed to early death during war, are often tempted into vice, and are prevented from marrying during the prime of life. On the other hand the shorter and feebler men, with poor constitutions, are left at home, and consequently have a much better chance of marrying and propagating their kind.
Page 446 - Runs it not here, the track by Childsworth Farm, Past the high wood, to where the elm-tree crowns The hill behind whose ridge the sunset flames? The signal-elm, that looks on Ilsley Downs, The Vale, the three lone weirs, the youthful Thames?
Page 520 - It would give us the advantage of having the Russian wheat, and enable Russia to resume exports; This would restore the Russian exchanges, which were falling owing to her inability to export, and causing great embarrassment; It would also open a passage to the Danube. It was difficult to imagine a more helpful operation.