Sketches in the House; The Story of a Memorable Session

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ... delivered, like the whole of the speech, with extraordinary nerve, and without any abatement of the fire, the vehemence, the sweeping rapidity of the best days. And it ends in notes, clear, resonant--almost like a peal of joy-bells. Then there are the shouts of "Aye" and "No," with "Agreed, agreed!" from ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ... delivered, like the whole of the speech, with extraordinary nerve, and without any abatement of the fire, the vehemence, the sweeping rapidity of the best days. And it ends in notes, clear, resonant--almost like a peal of joy-bells. Then there are the shouts of "Aye" and "No," with "Agreed, agreed!" from some Irish Benches--The division a humorous suggestion that highly tickles everybody. Mr. Gladstone is almost the last to enter from the lobby of the majority. Alone, slowly, with pale face, he walks up the floor. The significance of the great moment, the long years of struggle, of heroic courage, of inflexible temerity, of patient and splendid hope, all this rushes tumultuously to the minds of his friends and followers, and, in a second, without a word of warning or command, the Liberals and the Irish have sprung to their feet, and, underneath their cheers--their waving hats, their uplifted forms--Mr. Gladstone passes through to his seat as under a canopy. At last, Tom Ellis, the Junior Liberal Whip, quickly comes up the floor--the paper is handed to Mr. Marjoribanks--this announces we have won--a good cheer, but short, for we want to know the numbers--and then they are read out. For the second reading 347 Against 304 The majority is 43. The Lord be praised! we have polled all our men! And then more cheers--taken up outside in the deeper bellow of the big crowd, and then more waving of hats and another great reception to Mr. Gladstone. And so, as the streaks of day rose on this hour of Ireland's coming dawn, we went to our several homes. CHAPTER X. The Budget, Obstruction, And Egypt. Sir William Harcourt, on April 24th, had the double honour _ of speaking before the smallest audience and Sir William. r making the best Budget ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150160417
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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