Our New Masters, Volume 25

Strahan & Company, 1873 - 392 pages

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Page 211 - The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in their seeds And weak beginnings lie intreasured. Such things become the hatch and brood of time...
Page 211 - But power to do good is the true and lawful end of aspiring ; for good thoughts (though God accept them,) yet towards men aro little better than good dreams, except they be put in act ; and that cannot be without power and place, as the vantage and commanding ground.
Page 131 - In Books lies the soul of the whole Past Time ; the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.
Page 214 - I might call them two boundless, and indeed unexampled Electric Machines (turned by the " Machinery of Society "), with batteries of opposite quality ; Drudgism the Negative, Dandyism the Positive : one attracts hourly towards it and appropriates all the Positive Electricity of the nation (namely, the Money thereof...
Page 108 - Man to man the world o'er, Shall brothers be and a
Page 142 - I will venture to believe that in no time, since the beginnings of Society, was the lot of those same dumb millions of toilers so entirely unbearable as it is even in the days now passing over us.
Page 110 - That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy, were it to happen more than twenty times in the minute, as by some computations it does.
Page 253 - Above all things good policy is to be used, that the treasure and moneys in a state be not gathered into few hands ; for otherwise a state may have a great stock, and yet starve. And money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Page 62 - But the age of virtuous politics is past, And we are deep in that of cold pretence. Patriots are grown too shrewd to be sincere, And we too wise to trust them.

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