Traits and Travesties: Social and Political

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1882 - 429 עמודים
 

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עמוד 105 - And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
עמוד 3 - Dear Sir, — If you are not otherwise engaged, it will give me great pleasure if you will do me the honour of dining with me tomorrow evening at seven. I trust you will excuse the preliminary formality of a visit, but I have an appointment at some distance in the country, which will detain me until too late an hour to call. — Believe me, yours very truly, "PS — As you may have some difficulty in finding your way, my servant will be with you at half-past six to serve as a guide.
עמוד 24 - The persistent violation for eighteen centuries of the great altruistic law propounded and enjoined by the great founder of the Christian religion must inevitably produce a corresponding catastrophe; and the day is not far distant when modern civilization will find that in its great scientific discoveries and inventions, devised for the purpose of ministering to its own extravagant necessities, it has forged the weapons by which it will itself be destroyed. No better evidence of the truth of this...
עמוד 24 - ... and most strongly denounces the love of money. No country which does not bear the name of Christian is thus threatened. Even in Turkey, in spite of its bad government and the many Christians who live in it, socialism, communism, nihilism, internationalism, and all kindred forms of class revolution, are unknown, for the simple reason that Turkey has so far, at least, successfully resisted the influence of
עמוד 11 - I very soon became overwhelmed with the presumption of the task which I had undertaken; for I was not conscious of the possession of any verifying faculty which would warrant my deciding between the claims of different revelations, or of judging of the merits of rival forms of inspiration. Nor did it seem possible to me that any evidence in favour of a revelation, which was in all instances offered by human beings like myself, could be of such a nature that another human being should dare to assert...
עמוד 402 - Professor was narrating to us regarding bis own special origin as bearing upon natural selection in general. However, I soon recovered, and, as an agreeable preliminary remark, I opened the conversation by asking my companion whether he did or did not consider the existence of Battrybius put in doubt by the voyage of the Challenger. It is needless for me to attempt to give here, in my imperfect language, the entirely new and startling theory in regard to the past history, the present condition, and...
עמוד 17 - They delighted to contrast what they were then pleased to term ' oriental civilization ' with their own. Our very backwardness in the mechanical arts was an attraction to them. They went home delighted with the picturesqueness and the indolence of the East. Its bazaars, its costumes, its primitive old-world cachet, invested it in their eyes with an indescribable charm ; and books were written which fascinated the Western reader with pictures of our manners and customs, because they were so different...
עמוד 7 - I have thought it well that it should, if possible, be made public in England, for many reasons. In the first place, the question of reform, especially in Asiatic Turkey, occupies a dominant position in English politics; and it is of great importance that we should know not only that many intelligent Turks consider a reform of the government hopeless but to what causes they attribute the present decrepit and corrupt condition of the empire. We can gather from the views here expressed, though stated...

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