Cromwell on Foreign Affairs: Together with Four Essays on International Matters

C. J. Clay and sons, 1901 - 167 pagina's

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Pagina 39 - Our citizens have been always free to make, vend and export arms. It is the constant occupation and livelihood of some of them. To suppress their callings, the only means perhaps of their subsistence, because a war exists in foreign and distant countries, in which we have no concern, would scarcely be expected. It would be hard in principle, and impossible in practice.
Pagina 139 - Islands, and when Nelson waited on him to inform him how he intended to act and upon what grounds, he replied that " old generals were not in the habit of taking advice from young gentlemen.
Pagina 16 - You have accounted yourselves happy in being environed with a great Ditch from all the world beside. Truly you will not be able to keep your Ditch, nor your Shipping, — unless you turn your Ships and Shipping into Troops of Horse and Companies of Foot ; and fight to defend yourselves on terra firma ! — And these things stated, liberavi animam meam ; and if there be " no danger "in ' all
Pagina 52 - But there is nothing in our laws, or in the law of nations, that forbids our citizens from sending armed vessels, as well as munitions of war, to foreign ports for sale. It is a commercial adventure which no nation is bound to prohibit, and which only exposes the persons engaged in it to the penalty of confiscation.
Pagina 31 - The right of the neutral to transport, and of the hostile power to seize, are conflicting rights, and neither party can charge the other with a criminal act.
Pagina 119 - Nevertheless it cannot be admitted, nor indeed is Mr. Tassara understood to claim, that the mere assertion of a sovereign, by an act of legislation, however solemn, can have the effect to establish and fix its external maritime jurisdiction. His right to a jurisdiction of three miles is derived not from his own decree but from the law of nations, and exists even though he may never have proclaimed or asserted it by any decree or declaration whatsoever.
Pagina 129 - To say that an officer is never, for any object, to alter his orders, is what I cannot comprehend. The circumstances of this war so often vary, that an officer has almost every moment to consider, What would my superiors direct did they know what is passing under my nose? But, sir," said he, writing to the Duke of Clarence, "I find few think as I do.
Pagina 145 - is slow beyond all description, and I begin to think that the Emperor is anxious to touch another four millions of English money. As for the German generals, war is their trade, and peace is ruin to them ; therefore we cannot expect that they should have any wish to finish the war.
Pagina 150 - I find few think as I do. To obey orders is all perfection. To serve my King and to destroy the French I consider as the great order of all, from which little ones spring ; and if one of these militate against it (for who can tell exactly at a distance ?), I go back and obey the great order and object, to down, down with the damned French villains ! My blood boils at the name of Frenchman...
Pagina 6 - This is a great way off, in the extremest parts of the "world ; 1 what is that to us ? ' — If it be nothing to you, let it be nothing to you ! I have told you it is somewhat to you. It concerns all your religions, and all the good interests of England.

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