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J. Hogg, 1857 - 152 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 72 - Tragedy trace the expansion of its own dark impassioned music ? »tys (hybris) — the spirit of outrage and arrogant self-assertion — in that temper lurks the original impulse towards wrong; and to that temper the Greek drama adapts its monitory legends. The doctrine of the Hebrew Scriptures as to vicarious retribution is at times discovered secretly moving through the scenic poetry of Athens. His own crime is seen hunting a man through five generations, and finding him finally in the persons...
Pàgina 77 - On the still and halcyon wave. If, on windy days, the raven Gambol like a dancing skiff, Not the less he loves his haven On the bosom of a cliff. If almost with eagle pinion O'er the Alps the chamois roam, Yet he has some small dominion, Which, no doubt, he calls his home.
Pàgina 128 - Canton wall, on the -morning of November 29, the admiral took the following precautions: " Before the landing took place, I assembled the officers, and urgently impressed upon them (as I had previously done by written orders) the necessity of restraining the men from molesting the persons and property of the inhabitants, confining warlike operations against the troops only ; and I have pleasure in bearing testimony to the forbearance of the seamen and marines.
Pàgina 66 - Majesty was represented as the 'reverently submissive' tributary of the Emperor of China, and Your Majesty's subjects as profligate barbarians, and that they be retracted, and never again employed by Chinese functionaries; that he may also demand reparation for the insult offered to Your Majesty's flag by firing on Your Majesty's ships of war from the forts at the Bogue, and that remuneration shall be made to Your Majesty's subjects for the...
Pàgina 67 - ... beseech your Majesty not to be induced by a paternal regard for your subjects trading to this remote Empire, to leave it to the discretion of any future Representative of your Majesty, as was permitted in the case of the embassy of Lord Amherst, to swerve in the smallest degree from a direct course of calm and dispassionate, but determined, maintenance of the true rank of your Majesty's Empire in the scale of nations...
Pàgina 67 - We would, therefore, humbly beseech Your Majesty not to be induced by a paternal regard for your subjects trading to this remote empire, to leave it to the discretion of any future representative of Your Majesty, as was permitted in the case of the embassy of Lord Amherst, to swerve in the smallest degree from a direct course of calm and dispassionate, but determined maintenance of the true rank of Your Majesty's empire in the scale of nations...
Pàgina 108 - It appears, on examination, that the " Arrow" had no right to hoist the British flag ; the licence to do so expired on the '27th of September, from which period she has not been entitled to protection.
Pàgina 66 - ... long acquiescence in the arrogant assumption of supremacy over the monarchs and people of other countries, claimed by the Emperor of China for himself and his subjects, we are forced to conclude that no essentially beneficial result can be expected to arise out of negotiations in which such pretensions are not decidedly repelled.
Pàgina 75 - ... affected disdain, and in continual outbreaks of brutal inhospitality. That we should have reconciled ourselves to such treatment, formed, indeed, one-half of that apology which might have been pleaded on behalf of the Chinese. But why, then, did we reconcile ourselves ? Simply for a reason which offers the other half of the apology, — namely, that no thoroughly respectable section of the English nation ever presented itself at Canton in those early days as candidates for any share in so humiliating...
Pàgina 87 - But this patriotic duty, though a conditio sine qua non for his diplomatic functions, and a perpetual restraint upon their exercise, was not the true and efficient cause of his mission. That lay in the commercial interests of a great company. This secondary duty was clearly his paramount duty, as regarded the good sense of the situation. Yet the other was the paramount duty, as regarded the sanctity of its obligation, and the impossibility of compromising it by so much as the shadow of a doubt or...

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