The Heart of the Empire: Discussions of Problems of Modern City Life in England. With an Essay on Imperialism

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Charles Frederick Gurney Masterman
T.F. Unwin, 1901 - Cities and towns - 415 pages
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Page 111 - As when in heaven the stars about the moon Look beautiful, when all the winds are laid, And every height comes out, and jutting peak And valley, and the immeasurable heavens Break open to their highest, and all the stars Shine, and the Shepherd gladdens in his heart...
Page 373 - A PORTION of mankind may be said to constitute a Nationality if they are united among themselves by common sympathies which do not exist between them and any others — which make them co-operate with each other more willingly than with other people, desire to be under the same government, and desire that it should be government by themselves or a portion of themselves exclusively.
Page 409 - Are confused as the cries which we hear, Changing and shot as the sights which we see. And we say that repose has fled For ever the course of the river of Time. That cities will crowd to its edge In a blacker, incessanter line; That the din will be more on its banks, Denser the trade on its stream...
Page 318 - Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Page 410 - Haply, the river of Time — As it grows, as the towns on its marge Fling their wavering lights On a wider, statelier stream — May acquire, if not the calm Of its early mountainous shore, Yet a solemn peace of its own. And the width of the waters, the hush Of the grey expanse where he floats, Freshening its current and spotted with foam As it draws to the Ocean, may strike Peace to the soul of the man on its breast — As the pale waste widens around him, As the banks fade dimmer away, As the stars...
Page 374 - This feeling of nationality may have been generated by various causes. Sometimes it is the effect of identity of race and descent. Community of language, and community of religion, greatly contribute to it. Geographical limits are one of its causes. But the strongest of all is identity of political antecedents; the possession of a national history, and consequent community of recollections; collective pride and humiliation, pleasure and regret, connected with the same incidents in the past.
Page 17 - To the rich the very poor are a sentimental interest : to the poor they are a crushing load. The poverty of the poor is mainly the result of the competition of the very poor.
Page 393 - This tract which the river of Time Now flows through with us, is the plain. Gone is the calm of its earlier shore. Border'd by cities and hoarse With a thousand cries is its stream. And we on its breast, our minds Are confused as the cries which we hear, Changing and shot as the sights which we see.
Page 17 - This last is difficult to those whose daily experience or whose imagination brings vividly before them the trials and sorrows of individual lives. They refuse to set off and balance the happy hours of the same class, or even of the same people, against these miseries ; much less can they consent to bring the lot of other classes into the account, add up the opposing figures, and contentedly carry forward a credit balance. In the arithmetic of woe they can only add or multiply, they cannot subtract...
Page 238 - ... from America ; with the crime and outrage which had followed the delivery of Nationalist speeches in Ireland ; and with the letters incriminating Mr. Parnell, the whole story of which the Attorney-General promised to lay before the Court. Of the enormous mass of evidence which was adduced by the Times it is impossible, in the space at our disposal, to give more than the dry bones. We shall content ourselves with quoting a few of the most graphic and important passages by which the proceedings...

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