The Imperial Commonwealth: A Survey of Commercial, Industrial, and Social History from the Tudor Period to Recent Times

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Cassell, Limited, 1921 - Great Britain - 388 pages
 

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Page 103 - Your mind is tossing on the ocean ; There where your Argosies with portly sail,— Like signiors and rich burghers of the flood, Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea,— Do overpeer the petty traffickers, That curtsey to them, do them reverence, As they fly by them with their woven wings.
Page 308 - magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom, and a great empire and little minds go ill together." "We ought to elevate our minds to the greatness of that trust to which the order of Providence has called us.
Page 14 - that he raised in you, Ipswich, and Oxford ! one of which fell with him, Unwilling to outlive the good that did it ; The other, though unfinished, yet so famous, So excellent in art, and still so rising, That Christendom shall ever speak his virtue.
Page 29 - Master Kingston, I see the matter against me how it is framed, but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the King he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
Page 77 - Here is the cap your worship did bespeak." PETRUCHIO : "Why, this was moulded on a porringer; a velvet dish ; fie, fie ! 'tis lewd and filthy ; why, 'tis a cockle or a walnut shell, a knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap; away with it ; come, let me have a bigger.
Page 191 - pass upon him, nor let pass upon him but by lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or delay to any man, justice or right.
Page 150 - slightly with the wet end of a napkin, his legs were very weak, having had (it was thought) some foul play in his youth or rather before he was born, that he was not able to stand at seven years of age : that weakness made him ever leaning on other men's shoulders.
Page 77 - a knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap; away with it ; come, let me have a bigger." KATHARINA : "I'll have no bigger; this doth fit the time; and gentlewomen wear such caps as these." (Taming of the Shrew, Act IV.
Page 136 - Whereof as it were in a moment we lost the sight, and withal our watch cried the general was cast away, which was too true, for in that moment the frigate was devoured and swallowed up of the sea, yet still we looked out all
Page 143 - not, forasmuch as prescription without possession is little worth; and may also freely navigate that vast Ocean, seeing the use of the Sea and Air is common to all. Neither can any title to the Ocean belong to any people, or private man ; forasmuch as neither Nature, nor regard of the public use, permitteth any possession thereof.

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