The Radical Programme

Chapman and Hall, limited, 1885 - 328 páginas

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Página 211 - I, because we were so occupied in other matters, that we had no time to examine them how they agreed with the word of God: What, said he, surely you mistook the matter, you will refer yourselves wholly to us therein? No, by the faith I bear to God...
Página 21 - the goal towards which the advance " will probably be made at an accelerated pace, is " that in the direction of which the legislation of the '' last quarter of a century has been tending — the " intervention, in other words, of the State on " behalf of the weak against the strong, in the " interests of labour against capital, of want and " suffering against luxury and ease.
Página 18 - The expense of making towns habitable for the toilers who dwell in them must be thrown on the land which their toil makes valuable, and without any effort on the part of its owners.
Página 35 - But all concluded that the bane of the Parliament hath been the leaving off the old custom of the places allowing wages to those that served them in Parliament, by which they chose men that understood their business and would attend it, and they could expect an account from, which now they cannot : and so the Parliament is become a company of men unable to give account for the interest of the place they serve for.
Página 300 - ... complexity of modern legislation, to say nothing of difficulties caused by obstruction and party politics, indefinitely postpone many measures of reform, no matter how imperatively they may be called for. The imperial evil is not less than the domestic. What, for instance, can be more deplorable than the systematic neglect at Westminster of colonial and Indian topics of the highest moment ? It is obvious that no mere extension of local government upon the ordinary and restricted lines will relieve...
Página 149 - I affirm, that they were neglected in consequence of the committees being permitted to remain in ignorance of the claims of the poor man, because, by reason of his very...
Página 136 - ... hearing of all ; where children of both sexes, to as high an age as twelve or fourteen, or even more, occupy the same bed ; where the whole atmosphere is sensual, and human nature is degraded into something below the level of the swine. It is a hideous picture ; and the picture is drawn from life.
Página 282 - Marry these enclosures do undo us all, for they make us to pay dearer for our land that we occupy, and causeth that we can have no land to put to tillage ; all is taken up for pasture either for sheep or for grazing of cattle ; insomuch that I have known of late a dozen ploughs within less compass than six miles about me laid down within these seven years, and where threescore persons or upwards had their livings, now one man with his cattle hath all. Those sheep is the cause of all our mischief,...
Página 159 - State to appropriate the surplus revenues of the Irish Church. But after the next reform of the House of Commons, the Minister of the day was able to carry a measure that not only disestablished the Church of Ireland, but boldly applied the bulk of its revenues, after the satisfaction of existing interests, to secular purposes. In a different spirit, but probably, as we may one day see, with even more momentous consequences, a fundamental change was made in respect of the property of the Church in...
Página 198 - Church may afterwards be organised on a different basis, when disestablishment is determined on, there will be no body having a legal existence capable of either claiming or receiving compensation. Only the bishops, clergy, and other individuals having, by virtue of their office, a special beneficiary interest in the Establishment, together with the owners of advowsons and next presentations, will be entitled to compensation on its abolition. While, of course, no legal impediments would prevent Episcopalians...

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