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My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.

Prospectus of the Public Liberator, 1830. I am in earnest. I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard !

Salutatory of the Liberator, Jan. 1, 1831. Our country is the world; our countrymen are mankind.

Motto of the Liberator, Vol. i. No. 1, 1831. I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice.

The Liberator, Vol. i. No. 1, 1831. Our country is the world; our countrymen are all mankind.

Prospectus of the Liberator, Dec. 15, 1837. The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.

Resolution adopted by the Antislavery Society, Jan. 27, 1843.

MARY HOWITT. 1804–1888.

Old England is our home, and Englishmen are we;
Our tongue is known in every clime, our flag in every sea.

Old Englund is our Home. “Will you walk into my parlour ?” said a spider to a fly; “ 'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy.”

The Spider and the Fly.

1 Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. – PLUTARCH : On Banishment.

Diogenes, when asked from what country he came, replied, “I am a citizen of the world." - DIOGENES LAERTIUS. My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

THOMAS PAINE: Rights of Man, chap. v.

2 We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement, - Isaiah xxviii. 15.

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Nearer, my God, to Thee!

Nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross

That raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee !

Nearer to Thee !


Curse away! And let me tell thee, Beausant, a wise proverb The Arabs have, 6 Curses are like young chickens, And still come home to roost."

The Lady of Lyons. Ad r. Sc. 2. Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword.

Richelieu. Act i. Sc. 2. Take away the sword; States can be saved without it.

Ibid. In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As “ fail."

Ibid. The brilliant chief, irregularly great, Frank, haughty, rash, — the Rupert of debate !?

The New Timon. (1846.) Part i. Alone! that worn-out word, So idly spoken, and so coldly heard ; Yet all that poets sing and grief hath known Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word ALONE!

Part ü.

1 See Burton, page 189.

2 In April, 1814, Mr. Disraeli thus alluded to Lord Stanley: "The noble lord is the Rupert of debate."

When stars are in the quiet skies,

Then most I pine for thee;
Bend on me then thy tender eyes,
As stars look on the sea.

When Stars are in the quiet Skies.
Buy my flowers, — oh buy, I pray!
The blind girl comes from afar.

Buy my Flowers. The man who smokes, thinks like a sage and acts like a Samaritan.

Night and Morning. Chap. vi.


1805–1881. Free trade is not a principle, it is an expedient.

On Import Duties, April 25, 1843. The noble lord 2 is the Rupert of debate.8

Speech, April, 1844. A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.

Speech, March 17, 1845. A precedent embalms a principle. Speech, Feb. 22, 1848. It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.

Speech, Jan. 24, 1860. The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.

Speech, Nov. 25, 1864. Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

Speech, May, 1865. I see before me the statue of a celebrated minister, who said that confidence was a plant of slow growth. But I believe, however gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity.

Speech, Nor. 9. 1867. 1. It is a condition which confronts us, not a theory. – Grover Cleve. LAND: Annual Message, 1887. Reference to the Tarifl.

2 Lord Stanley
8 See Bulwer, page 606.
4 William Pitt, Earl of Chatham.

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

Speech, June 24, 1870. The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.

Speech, Nor. 19, 1870. Apologies only account for that which they do not alter.

Speech, July 28, 1871. Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.

Speech, April 3, 1872. I repeat . . . that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people and for the people all springs, and all must exist."

Vivian Grey. Book v. Chap. vii. Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men.

Ibid. The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth: let us hope that the heritage of old age is not despair.

Book vii. Chap. ir. The first favourite was never heard of, the second favourite was never seen after the distance post, all the ten-to-oners were in the rear, and a dark horse ? which had never been thought of, and which the careless St. James had never even observed in the list, rushed past the grand stand in sweeping triumph.

The Young Duke. Book i. Chap. t. Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.

Contarini Fleming. Part io. Chap. 8. Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.

Coningsby. Book iii. Chap. i. But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day, and the race a life.

Sybil. Book i. Chap. ii. Only think of Cockie Graves having gone and done it!


1 See Webster, page 532.
* A common political phrase in the United States.

The Duke of Wellington brought to the post of first minister immortal fame, a quality of success which would almost seem to include all others.

Sybil. Book 1. Chap. iii. The Eyremonts had never said anything that was remembered, or done anything that could be recalled. ibid.

If the history of England be ever written by one who has the knowledge and the courage, — and both qualities are equally requisite for the undertaking, — the world will be more astonished than when reading the Roman annals by Niebuhr.

Ibid. That earliest shock in one's life which occurs to all of us; which first makes us think.

Chap. v. To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

Ibid. Principle is ever my motto, not expediency.

Book ii. Chap. ii. Property has its duties as well as its rights.

Mr. Kremlin was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong. Book iv. Chap. o. Everything comes if a man will only wait.

Tancred. Book iv. Chap. viii. (1847.) That when a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire.

Lothair. Chap. xxviii. You know who critics are ? — the men who have failed in literature and art.

Chap. xxxv. His Christianity was muscular.

Endymion. Chap. zio The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiasti cal lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man.

Chap. lie 1 See Drummond, page 582. 2 See Johnson, page 371. 3 See Emerson, page 601.

All things come round to him who will but wait. – LONGFELLOW : Tales of a Wayside Inn, The Student's Tale. (1862.) 4 See Coleridge, page 505.

Chap. c.


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