Life of John Mitchel, Volumen2

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K. Paul, Trench & Company, 1888

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Página 311 - Their bodies they devote to their country as though they belonged to other men ; their true self is their mind, which is most truly their own when employed in her service.
Página 21 - ... backwards nor forwards could we move one yard : and there, within three miles of our proposed shelter for the night, we were forced to make our dismal bivouac. We lighted a fire with some dead branches (for no true bushman goes without matches) ; tied our poor horses to a honeysuckle tree ; looked to our pistols ; picked the least polygonal stones to sit down upon ; lighted our pipes, and prepared to spend eight hours as jovially as possible. Soon sleep overtook us, from utter exhaustion, and...
Página 113 - Ouvrier, his mark. We have all three revolutions to accomplish, and the sooner we set about it the better. Only let us hope all the work may be done in one. Let not the lessons of history be utterly useless. " The detestable system of ' free trade ' and ' fair competition ' which is described by Louis Blanc as ' that specious system of leaving unrestricted all pecuniary dealings between man and man, which leaves the poor man at the mercy of the rich, and promises to cupidity that waits its time an...
Página 12 - Stay here! Rainsford! Constables!" The police clerk sat at his desk, looking into vacancy. We walked out together through the hall; the constable in the district constable's office, who generally acts as his clerk, now ran out, and on being desired to stop us, followed us through the court, and out into the street, but without coming very near. At the little gate leading out of the court into the street, we expected to find the man on guard on the alert between us and our horses. But this poor constable,...
Página 44 - We are not abolitionists : no more abolitionists than Moses, or Socrates, or Jesus Christ. We deny that it is a crime, or a wrong, or even a peccadillo, to hold slaves, to buy slaves, to sell slaves, to keep slaves to their work by flogging or other needful coercion. 'By your silence,
Página 122 - While laurel-boughs and flowers, From house-tops and from windows, Fell on their crests in showers. When they drew nigh to Vesta, They vaulted down amain, And washed their horses in the well That springs by Vesta's fane. And straight again they mounted, And rode to Vesta's door ; Then, like a blast, away they passed, And no man saw them more.
Página 47 - I know nothing that could, in this view, be said better, than " do unto others as ye would that others should do unto you...
Página 311 - ... toil, which they are always imposing upon themselves. None enjoy their good things less, because they are always seeking for more. To do their duty is their only holiday, and they deem the quiet of inaction to be as disagreeable as the most tiresome business. If a man should say of them, in a word, that they were born neither to have peace themselves nor to allow peace to other men, he would simply speak the truth.
Página 32 - America," conveys no meaning to my mind. Ireland without the Irish — The Irish out of Ireland — neither of these can be our country. Yet who can tell what the chances and changes of the blessed war may bring us ? I believe in moral and spiritual electricity ; I believe that a spark, caught at some happy moment, may give life to masses of comatose humanity ; that dry bones, as in Ezekiel's vision, may live ; that out of the " exodus " of the Celts may be born a Return of the Heracleidae.
Página 107 - I consider negro slavery the best state of existence for the negro, and the best for his master ; and if negro slavery in itself be good, then the taking of negroes out of their brutal slavery in Africa and promoting them to a humane and reasonable slavery here is also good. But I need not repeat what you will find in the various numbers of the Southern Citizen, which, I believe, is regularly sent to you.

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