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Página 170 - 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 240 - ... say a few words on another object of the first importance, which can be accomplished only in connection with some such extension of the principles of local government as we are now considering. Recent experience has made it perfectly clear that Parliamentary government is being exposed to a strain for which it may prove unequal. The overwhelming work thrown upon the imperial legislature is too much for its machinery. The enormous complexity of modern legislation, to say nothing of difficulties...
Página 15 - Trevelyan would allow, should be held subject to the right of the community, as represented by the local authority, to expropriate the owner for any public purpose at a fair value. This fair value, as Mr. Chamberlain has repeatedly explained, is the price which a willing seller would obtain in the open market from a private purchaser, with no allowance for prospective value or compulsory sale. The proposal is one that would be legitimately resorted to in furtherance of all schemes of sanitary or...
Página 120 - 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 159 - 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...
Página vi - Commons, and ideas and wants and claims which have been hitherto ignored in legislation will find a voice in Parliament, and will compel the attention of statesmen. Radicalism, which has been the creed of the most numerous section of the Liberal party outside the House of Commons, will henceforth be a powerful factor inside the walls of the popular Chamber. The stage of agitation has passed and the time for action has come.
Página 87 - ... to the increased value of that land, due not to any efforts of theirs, but to the industry and consequent prosperity of the community as a whole. This, in reality, is a constantly increasing tribute by the whole community of the town, to the individuals who own the land.
Página 13 - If it be said that it is legislation of a socialist tendency, the impeachment may readily be admitted. Between such legislation and communism there is all the difference in the world. Communism means the reduction of everything to a dead level, the destruction of private adventure, the paralysis of private industry, the atrophy of private effort. The socialistic measures now contemplated would preserve in their normal vigour and freshness all the individual activities of English citizenship, and...
Página 156 - Whereas it is expedient that the union created by Act of Parliament between the Churches of England and Ireland, as by law established, should be dissolved, and that the Church of Ireland, as so separated, should cease. to be established by law...