Benjamin Disraeli: an unconventional biography

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D. Appleton and Company, 1903 - 520 pages

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Page 208 - O'Connell avows his wish no longer to be a member. I expect to be a representative of the people before the repeal of the Union. We shall meet at Philippi; and rest assured that, confident in a good cause, and in some energies which have been not altogether...
Page 70 - Arragon himself. He was pope as Leo X. at thirty-seven. Luther robbed even him of his richest province at thirty-five. Take Ignatius Loyola and John Wesley, they worked with young brains. Ignatius was only thirty when he made his pilgrimage and wrote the 'Spiritual Exercises.
Page 362 - There is no community in England ; there is aggregation, but aggregation under circumstances which make it rather a dissociating, than a uniting, principle.
Page 372 - In the selfish strife of factions two great existences have been blotted out of the history of England — the Monarch and the Multitude ; as the power of the Crown has diminished, the privileges of the people have disappeared ; till at length the sceptre has become a pageant, and its subject has degenerated again into a serf.
Page 8 - He has one of the most remarkable faces I ever saw. He is lividly pale, and but for the energy of his action and the strength of his lungs, would seem a victim to consumption.
Page 466 - Seventeen years, however, elapsed before my grandfather entered into this union, and during that interval he had not been idle. He was only eighteen when he commenced his career, and when a great responsibility devolved upon him. He was not unequal to it. He was a man of ardent character ; sanguine, courageous, speculative, and fortunate ; with a temper which no disappointment could disturb, and a brain, amid reverses, full of resource.
Page 251 - Of thy sire These were the elements, and thine no less. As yet such are around thee, but thy fire Shall be more temper'd, and thy hope far higher.
Page 40 - by particular desire,' to Mrs. Wyndham Lewis, a pretty little woman, a flirt, and a rattle ; indeed, gifted with a volubility I should think unequalled, and of which I can convey no idea. She told me that she ' liked silent, melancholy men.
Page 71 - What a career !' exclaimed the stranger; rising from his chair and walking up and down the room ; ' the secret sway of Europe ! That was indeed a position ! But it is needless to multiply instances ! The history of Heroes is the history of Youth.
Page 365 - They endure that punishment which philosophical philanthropy has invented for the direst criminals, and which those criminals deem more terrible than the death for which it is substituted. Hour after hour elapses, and all that reminds the infant trappers of the world they have quitted and that which they have joined, is the passage of the...

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