A History of Our Own Times: From the Diamond Jubilee 1897 to the Accenssion of Edward VII, Volume 4

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Harper & brothers, 1905 - Great Britain

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Page 271 - The maintenance of general peace, and a possible reduction of the excessive armaments which weigh upon all nations, present themselves in the existing condition of the whole world, as the ideal towards which the endeavors of all Governments should be directed.
Page 10 - Inform Chamberlain that I shall get through all right if he supports me, but he must not send cable like he sent to High Commissioner in South Africa. To-day the crux is, I will win, and South Africa will belong to England.
Page 229 - Stirling, commanding the regiment, was in front, dismounted, but the Lieutenant continued to move steadily on in front of the regiment at a foot pace, on his horse. The gun discharged shot until the troops were within a short distance, when they fired grape. In went the corps, led by the Lieutenant, who still steered steadily on the gun's muzzle, until it was mastered by a rush of the 64th.
Page 172 - That this House, while not prepared to accept a measure which creates fresh offences and ignores the authority of the Bishops in maintaining the discipline of the Church, is of opinion that, if the efforts now being made by the Archbishops and Bishops to secure the due obedience of the Clergy are not speedily effectual, further legislation will be required to maintain the observance of the existing laws of Church and Realm.
Page 10 - Unless you can make Chamberlain instruct the High Commissioner to proceed at once to Johannesburg the whole position is lost.
Page 81 - They will have left a deep and most salutary influence on the political thought and the social thought of the generation in which he lived, and he will be long remembered not so much for the causes in which he was engaged or the political projects which he favoured, but as a great example, to which history hardly furnishes a parallel, of a great Christian man.
Page 96 - ... we have who has shared our party counsels since the disaster of 1895 will join me in recognising the patience, the persistency, and the skill with which you have laboured to reconcile such differences of opinion as arose, and to promote unity of action among us. We are now,
Page 281 - The Powers not concerned in the conflict have the right of offering their good offices or their mediation even during the course of hostilities. The exercise of this right can never be considered by either of the disputing parties as an unfriendly act.
Page 277 - The disarmament commission eventually adopted by acclamation, without putting it to the vote, a motion to the following effect : The commission considers — first, that it would be very difficult to determine, even for a period of five years, the figure of effective forces without regulating at the same time the other elements affecting national defence. Secondly, that it would be no less difficult to regulate by an international convention the elements of that defence as organised in each country...
Page 19 - Rhodes' position in subsidising, organising, and stimulating an armed insurrection against the Government of the South African Republic, and employing the forces and resources of the Chartered Company to support such a revolution.

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