Random Recollections of the Lords and Commons, 第 1 卷

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Henry Colburn, 1838
 

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第90页 - Mr. Gladstone's appearance and manners are much in his favour. He is a fine-looking man. He is about the usual height, and of good figure. His countenance is mild and pleasant, and has a highly intellectual expression. His eyes are clear and quick. His eyebrows are dark and rather prominent. There is not a dandy in the House but envies what Truefitt would call his
第336页 - ... hands out and draw them in again. At other times he flourished one hand before his face, and then the other. His voice, too, is of a very unusual kind : it is powerful, and had every justice done to it in the way of exercise ; but there is something peculiar in it which I am at a loss to characterise. His utterance was rapid, and he never seemed at a loss for words. On the whole, and notwithstanding the result of his first attempt, I am convinced he is a man who possesses many of the requisites...
第334页 - D'Israeli's speech with a prodigality of applause which must have been very trying to the worthy baronet's lungs. Mr. D'Israeli spoke from the second row of benches immediately opposite the Speaker's chair. Sir Robert, as usual, sat on the first row of benches, a little to the left of Mr. D'Israeli; and so exceedingly anxious was the right honourable baronet to encourage the debutant to proceed, that he repeatedly turned round his head, and, looking the youthful orator in the face, cheered him in...
第335页 - I have begun several times many things, and I have often succeeded at last; ay, sir, and though I sit down now, the time will come when you will hear me.
第89页 - I have no idea that he will ever acquire the reputation of a great statesman. His views are not sufficiently profound or enlarged for that; his celebrity in the House of Commons will chiefly depend on his readiness and dexterity as a debater, in conjunction...
第88页 - ... the success of the parliamentary efforts he has already made justifies their expectations. He is well informed on most of the subjects which usually occupy the attention of the legislature; and he is happy in turning his information to a good account.
第90页 - His style is polished, but has no appearance of the effect of previous preparation. He displays considerable acuteness in replying to an opponent : he is quick in his perception of anything vulnerable in the speech to which he replies, and happy in laying the weak point bare to the gaze of the House. He now and then indulges in sarcasm, which is, in most cases, very felicitous. He is plausible even when most in error. When it suits himself or his party, he can apply himself with the strictest closeness...
第167页 - And further, that men have received from nature teeth which are unlike those of the first class, and resemble those of the second. It is therefore probable, since men are land animals, that nature intended them to follow, in the selection of their food, not the carnivorous tribes, but those races of animals which are contented with the simple productions of the earth.
第334页 - Tory friends ; and it is particularly deserving of mention, that even Sir Robert Peel, who very rarely cheers any honourable gentleman, not even the most able and accomplished speakers of his own party, greeted Mr. D*Israeli's speech with a prodigality of applause which must have been severely trying to the worthy baronet's lungs.

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