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173 ページ - ... development of the moral qualities of the human race; to the cultivation of their faculties, and to the security as well as the improvement of their virtues: — a clime not exempt, indeed, from variations of the elements, but variations which purify while they agitate the atmosphere that we breathe. Let us be sensible of the advantages which it is our happiness to enjoy. Let us guard with pious gratitude the flame of genuine liberty, that fire from heaven, of which our Constitution is the holy...
651 ページ - ... a legal power of restraining the issue or renewal of licences should be placed in the hands of the persons most deeply interested and affected — namely, the inhabitants themselves — who are entitled to protection from the injurious consequences of the present system.
233 ページ - Minorities, so long as they remain minorities, are, and ought to be, outvoted; but under arrangements which enable any assemblage of voters, amounting to a certain number, to place in the legislature a representative of its own choice, minorities cannot be suppressed. Independent opinions will force their way into the council of the nation and make themselves heard there, a thing which often cannot happen in the existing forms of representative democracy; and the legislature, instead of being weeded...
703 ページ - That in the opinion of this House it is necessary that the Established Church of Ireland should cease to exist as an establishment, due regard being had to all personal interests and to all individual rights of property.
651 ページ - Your committee, in conclusion, are of opinion that as the ancient and avowed object of licensing the sale of intoxicating liquors is to supply a supposed public want, without detriment to the public welfare...
171 ページ - I think the blessings which we have enjoyed under it; and by arguments of another sort, if arguments of another sort shall ever be brought against it But all that I am now contending for is, that whatever reformation is proposed, should be considered with some reference to the established Constitution of the country. That point being conceded to me, I have no difficulty in saying, that I cannot conceive a Constitution of which one-third part shall be an assembly delegated by the people — not to...
173 ページ - Our lot is happily cast in the temperate zone of freedom : the clime best suited to the development of the moral qualities of the human race ; to the cultivation of their faculties, and to the security as well as the improvement of their virtues : — a clime not exempt indeed from variations of the elements, but variations which purify while they agitate the atmosphere that we breathe. Let us be sensible of the advantages which it is our happiness to enjoy. Let us guard with pious...
633 ページ - ... increasing habits of temperance and abstinence from the use of ardent spirits, I venture to say that the amount of wealth such a change would bring to the nation would utterly throw into the shade the amount of revenue that is now derived from the spirit duty...