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" Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water... "
Reviews, Essays, and Poems - Pagina 24
door Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1890 - 1058 pagina’s
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Selections from the Edinburgh Review: Comprising the Best ..., Volumes 1-2

Maurice Cross - 1835
...become half blind in Ihe house of bondage. But let them gaze on, and they will soon be able to bear il. In a few years men learn to reason. The extreme violence...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1840
...laying it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be * Orlando FurioBO, Canto 43. free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1843
...The blaze of truth and liberty may at first dazzle and bewilder nations which have become half blind in the house of bondage. But let them gaze on, and...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim! If men are to. wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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The New Englander

1848
...brilliancy leads many to overlook his profound political philosophy. " Many politicians of our time arc in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition,...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim I If men are to wait for liberty till they have become wise and good in slavery, they...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 1

1844
...they will soon be able to bear it. In a few years men learn to reason. The extreme violence of opinion subsides. Hostile theories correct each other. The...the old story, who resolved not to go into the water until he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery,...
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Recollections of Mexico

Waddy Thompson - 1846 - 304 pagina’s
...correct each other ; the scattered elements of truth cease to conflict, and begin to coalesce ; — at length a system of justice and order is educed...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty, till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1846 - 758 pagina’s
...habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they am fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1848
...the remedy is, not to remand him into his dungeon, but to accustom him to the rays of the sun. The blaze of truth and liberty may at first dazzle and...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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The Christian Observatory, Volume 2

Alexander Wilson M'Clure - 1848
...The blaze of truth and liberty may at first dazzle and bewilder nations "which have become half blind in the house of bondage. But let them gaze on, and...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 6

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - 1848
...the words of a writer, whose brilliancy leads many to overlook his profound political philosophy. " Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying...who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim ! If men are to wait for liberty till they have become wise and good in slavery, they...
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