The Letters of Runnymede. with an Intr. and Notes by F. Hitchman

The Letters of Runnymede. with an Intr. and Notes by F. Hitchman (Paperback)

By Benjamin Disraeli 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1458922871
EAN: 9781458922878
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 102
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: of patristic theology ? which landed him in a conviction of unbelief ? which he alternated with studies of a very different kind, as hinted more than once by ' Runny- mede, ' and he was a victim to idleness and lounging to an almost incredible extent. Part of his weaknesses may, of course, have been affectation. The story, for example, of his dandling a sofa cushion whilst receiving a deputation on the subject of the Corn Duties, and that of his blowing a feather about the room whilst some grave city men were arguing about the Currency, may be exaggerations, but the fact that they were related and commonly believed, affords very clear evidence of the opinion popularly entertained of him. His political views seem to have been summed up in the saying that the Whigs were the best of all possible political parties; that the policy of leaving things alone was the wisest and most statesmanlike; and that to keep in office was the first duty of a Whig Minister.] To Viscount Melbourne. My Lord, ? The Marquis of Halifax1 was wont to say of his Royal Master, that, ' after all, his favourite Sultana Queen was sauntering.' It is, perhaps, hopeless that your Lordship should rouse yourself from the embraces of that Siren Desidia to whose fatal influence you are not less a slave than our second Charles, and that you should cease to saunter over the destinies of a nation, and lounge away the glory of an empire. Yet the swift shadows of coming events areassuredly sufficiently dark and ominous to startle from its indolence even 1 Saville, Marquis of Halifax; not to be confounded with Montagu, Earl of Halifax. The sleekest swine in Epicurus' sty.1 When I recall to my bewildered memory the perplexing circumstance that William Lamb is Prime Minister of England, it seems to me that I re...
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Title: The Letters of Runnymede. with an Intr. and Notes by F. Hitchman
Publisher: General Books
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1458922871
EAN: 9781458922878
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 102
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback

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