Memoir of Sir George Grey, Bart., G.C.B.

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Longmans, Green, 1901 - Great Britain - 167 pages
 

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Page 153 - But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment : yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified : but He that judgeth me is the Lord.
Page 4 - Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord God; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come.
Page 163 - To have to do with nothing but the true, The good, the eternal — and these, not alone In the main current of the general life, But small experiences of every day, Concerns of the particular hearth and home : To learn not only by a comet's rush But a rose's birth, — not by the grandeur, God — But the comfort, Christ.
Page 120 - When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment : every man therefore is but vanity.
Page 130 - Milton wrote one good line, but he forgot it; Dante perhaps six, his description of Francesca ; Carlyle's ' French Revolution' a wicked book, he had worn out one volume in tossing it on to the floor at startling passages," &c., &c. His old age is an amalgam of the grotesque and forlorn. May 18. — Ernest de Bunsen took us to town, and told us a plenty by the way. His father and he find much good in coursing about to different places of worship, both because the novelty of form is...
Page 75 - Government the part of Guizot and Metternich in their respective countries, then I tell him, it is not I, but he and his colleagues, who are traitors to the country, the Queen and the constitution.
Page 74 - But if it is treason to profess disloyalty to this house, and to the government of Ireland by the Parliament of Great Britain — if that be treason, I avow the treason — ( ' oh !
Page 68 - It prayed for universal suffrage, vote by ballot, annual parliaments, the payment of members, and the abolition of their property qualification, — such being the five points of the people's charter.
Page 161 - If a man love not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen ? ' " " The loss of no single man during the present generation, if we except Abraham Lincoln alone,
Page 82 - The strength of our institutions has been tried and has not been found wanting. I have studied to preserve the people committed to my charge in the enjoyment of that temperate freedom which they so justly value. My people, on their side, feel too sensibly the advantages of order and security, to allow the promoters of pillage and confusion any chance of success in their wicked designs.

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