Biographical Memoir of John Montagu: With a Sketch of Some of the Public Affairs Connected with the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, During His Administration as Colonial Secretary, from 1843 to 1853

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Harrison, 1855 - 612 sidor
 

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Sida 444 - Go to now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain : whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life ? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
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Sida 575 - Parliament has thus removed all legislative restric tions on the Colonies, so far as Imperial legislation is concerned, it will be necessary, in order that Her Majesty's Government may be in a position to give effect to their responsibility for the international obligations of the Empire, and for the protection of its general interests, that any Bill passed by a Colonial Legislature providing for the imposition of differential duties should be reserved for the signification of Her Majesty's pleasure...
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