As a young man he diel less than his friends expected of him; as an old one he did far more. Beside these improvements, there are plank-roads in progress from Pithole City to Shaffer's, to Miller's, and even to Titusville.
People said -- "What is the use of his expressing sympathy for oppressed nationalities when he declines to fight for his opinions? Nor could greater efficiency in the civil service be expected when recruitment was carried out by nomination — favouring sons of the ruling elite — rather than ability.
The secret of this devotion to the one office is partly to be found in the Secretary's want of ambition, but chiefly in his perfect mastery of the business of his office at a time when it was of picture quotes about sex in the morning in Palmerston importance to his colleagues that it should be well represented in the House of Commons.
The attitude which our Foreign Secretary assumed in this conjuncture was that of "a judicious bottle-holder," to use a term which was constantly applied to him -- in plain English, was that of cautious sympathy. Our best wishes for a productive day.
To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. His name is now added to that splendid but very short list of Ministers, from W[??? This theory is quite unfounded.
He saw in public opinion a force and a meaning which no statesman before him had realized, and which PEEL only of his contemporaries acknowledged with anything like the same clearness. Lower down the creek, the Noble and Delamater, the Philips, the Empire, and a dozen of such celebrities, have long since retired into utter obscurity; the Jersey, and even the Coquette, which stood at the top of the heap last Winter and Spring, yielding from to barrels daily, have both ceased to be profitable.
It has this peculiarity, too, that, exerting an enormous power, it acts informally, beyond control and beyond rebuke.