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" There were days when on waking I felt I could move dynasties and governments, but that has passed away. "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 180
1920
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The Life of Benjamin Disraeli: Earl of Beaconsfield, Volume 5

William Flavelle Monypenny, George Earle Buckle - Great Britain - 1920
...him six years afterwards ! ' Power ! ' he was heard once to mutter in his triumphal year of 1878 ; ' it has come to me too late. There were days when,...dynasties and governments ; but that has passed away.' That youth was the period for action ; that to be granted adequate scope for your genius when young...
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Political Portraits

Charles Whibley - Politicians - 1923 - 293 pages
...he sang in Coningsby to Youth and its manifold achievements still echoed in his ears, as it echoes in ours ; and the privilege of action, supported and...was in him. Disraeli, being a man of imagination, delighted in the unexpected, and he was not unwilling to find in his own career an element of surprise....
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Britain, 1846-1964: The Challenge of Change

Martin Roberts - Great Britain - 2001 - 288 pages
...reflects the range of reasons why the Liberals did so badly in the election of 1874. Quotation Power! It has come to me too late. There were days when,...dynasties and governments; but that has passed away. Disraeli in 1878 Biography Richard Cross (1823-1914) Cross was born in Lancashire and educated at Rugby...
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The Victorians

A. N. Wilson - History - 2004 - 724 pages
...won a general election.'8 Dizzy himself, four years after his victory, was heard to murmur, 'Power! It has come to me too late . . . There were days when,...move dynasties and governments; but that has passed away.'9 He was sixty-nine years old when he formed his second Cabinet, and he was destined to die a...
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