We have in England a particular bashfulness in every thing that regards religion.
Long experience has taught me that in England nobody goes to the theatre unless he or she has bronchitis.
Speak for England, Arthur!
Possibly the symbol for America is the Frontier The corresponding symbol for England is the Island The central symbol for Canadais undoubtedly Survival, la Survivance.
What do you think about England, this country of ours where nobody is well?
It issaid that England invented the phrase,'Her Majesty's Opposition'; that it was the first government which made a criticism of administration as much a part of the polityas administration itself. 51
Who can tell without instruction what is likely to be the effect of thenew loans of England toforeignnations? We press upon half-finished and half-civilized communities incalculable sums; we are to them what the London money-dealers are to students at Oxford and Cambridge.
The Parliament of England cannot have on earth so strong pillars and pregnant supporters of all their were always told there is one golden rule: no hanky panky in theTardis.
When you think about the defence of England, you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover.You think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies today.
It fell about the Lammas tide, When the muir-men win their hay, The doughty Douglas bound him to ride Into England, to drive a prey.
The one art-form that has been invented in England.
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free.
The things I've done for England.
The whore and gambler, by the state Licensed build that nation's fate. The harlot's cry from street to street Shall weave old England's winding sheet.
And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England's mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God On England's pleasant pastures seen?
I will not cease from mental fight, Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand, Till we have built Jerusalem In England's green and pleasant land.
When you destroy a blade of grass You poison England at her roots; Remember no man's foot can pass Where evermore no green life shoots.
England is the mother of Parliaments.
There is no nation on the continent of Europe that is less able to do harm to England, and there isno nation on the continent of Europe to whom we are less able to do harm, than Russia.We are so separate that it seems impossible that the two nations, by the use of reason or common sense at all, could possibly be brought into conflict with each other.
Of late years an abundant shower of curates has fallen upon the north of England.
If I should die, thinkonly this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich dust a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England's, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
God! I will pack, and take a train, And get me to England once again! For England's the one land,I know, Where men with Splendid Hearts may go.
The world was beforethecreationand at anend beforeit had a beginning; and thus was I dead before I was alive. Though my grave be England, my dying place was Paradise, and Eve miscarried of me before she conceived of Cain.
All places, all airs make unto me one country; I am in England, everywhere, and under any meridian.
Oh, to be in England Now that April's there, And whoever wakes in England Sees, some morning, unaware, That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf, While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough In Englandnow!
'Here and here did England help me: how can I help England?'say.
These are the gardens of the Desert, these The unshorn fields, boundless and beautiful, For which the speech of England has no name The Prairies.
Look at the Irish! Theyare the cleverest propagandists extant, and managed to persuade most people that they were a brave, generous, humorous, talented, warm- hearted race, cruelly yoked to a dull mercantile England, when,God knows, they were exactly the opposite.
Now Sark rins o'er the Solway sands, An' Tweed rins to the ocean, To mark where England's province stands, Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!
After all, it is not every man who nearly becomes Prime Minister of England.
In rural England, people live wrapped tight in a cocoon; only their eyes move to make sure that nobody gets more than themselves.
Under a more heroic Minister, and in a less self-seeking age, it is probablethat England would have preferred the risk, whatever its extent, to the infamy of betraying an ally whom she had enticed into peril. But our Ministry is not heroic; and our generation, though not indifferent to glory, prefers it when it is safe and cheap.
Be England what she will, With all her faults, she is my country still.
When I warned the French that Britain would fight on alone,General Weygand told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinetthat inthreeweeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken. Some chicken, some neck!
: 'Tis for the honour of England that all Europe should know that we have blockheads of all ages. : I wonder there is not an Act of Parliament to save the credit of the nation, and prohibit the exportation of fools.
The dominion of the sea, as it is an ancient and undoubted right of the crown of England, so it isthe best security of the land The wooden walls are the best walls of this kingdom.
The stately homes of England, How beautiful they stand, To prove the upper classes Have still the upper hand.
England, with all thy faults I love thee still My country!
England has greater counties Their peace to hers is small; Low hills, rich fields, calm rivers, In Essex seek them all.
I became one of the stately homos of England.
In England, the system is benign and the people are hostile. In America, the people are friendlyand the system is brutal!
It is only when you get to see and realize what India isthat she is the strength and the greatness of Englandthat you feel that every nerve a man may strain, every energy he may put forward, cannot be devoted to a nobler purpose than keeping tight the cords that hold India to ourselves.
The naturalist in England, in his walks, enjoys a great advantage over others in frequently meeting with something worthy of attention; here he suffers a pleasant nuisance in not being able to walk a hundred yards without being fairly tied to the spot by some new and wondrous creature.
You that love England, who have an ear for her music, The slow movement of clouds in benediction, Clear arias of light thrilling over her uplands, Over the chords of summer sustained peacefully.
Manchester, one of the greatest, if not really the greatest mere village in England.
The Continent will not suffer England to be the workshop of the world.
I am neither a Whig nor aTory. My politics are described in one word, and that word is England.
England does not love coalitions.
England is unrivalled for two thingssport and politics.
The bow was made in England, Of true wood, of yew wood, The wood of English bows.
England's not a bad country It's just a mean, cold, ugly, divided, tired, clapped-out, post-imperial, post- industrial slag-heap covered in polystyrene hamburger cartons. 286
That shire which we the Heart of England well may call.
Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty, in both the last: The force of Nature could no farther go; To make a third, she joined the former two.
Oh! The roast beef of England, And old England's roast beef!
England istheparadise of women, thepurgatoryof men, and the hell of horses.
You cannot be absolutely dumb when you live with a person unless you are an inhabitant of the North of England or the State of Maine.
Here is the heart of our island: the Chilterns, the North Downs, the South Downs radiate hence. The fibres of England unite in Wiltshire, and did we condescend to worship her, here should we erect our national shrine.
England is a great and powerful nation, foremost in human progress, enemy to despotism, the only safe refuge for the exile, friend of the oppressed. If ever England should be so circumstanced as to require the help of anyally, cursed be the Italian who would not step forward with me in her defence.
Daniel Day Lewis has what every actor in Hollywood wants: talent. And what everyactor in England wants: looks.
I am the very model of a modern Major-General, I've information vegetable, animal and mineral, I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical, From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical.
England's foreign policy should always be inspired by the love of freedom. There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom one lays the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
It is clear that both England and America are now to be governed by the mob.
In England, even the poorest of people believe that they have rights; that is very different from what satisfies the poor in other lands.
The stately homes of England, How beautiful they stand! Amid their tall ancestral trees, O'er all the pleasant land. See Coward 239:18.
What have I done for you, England, my England?
The Common Law of England has been laboriously built about a mythical figurethe figure of 'The Reasonable Man'.
I am happy now that Charles calls on my bedchamber less frequently than of old. As it is, I now endure but two calls a week and when I hear his steps outside my door I lie down on my bed, close my eyes, open my legs, and think of England.
L'Angleterre toujours sera s½ur de la France. England will always be the sister of France.
We live half our lives in Englandthere can't have been anything quite like this sincethe Roman colonists settled in Britain: not the hanging on with one hand, and the other hand full of seas.
The best thing I know between France and England isthe sea.
If an earthquake were to engulf England tomorrow, the English would manage to meet and dine somewhere among the rubbish, just to celebrate the event.
Oats. A grain, which in England isgenerally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.
The notion of libertyamuses the people of England, and helps to keep off the taedium vitae.When a butcher tells you that his heart bleeds for his country he has, in fact, no uneasy feeling.
The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England!
Seeing Scotland, Madam, is only seeing a worse England.
England still stands outside Europe. Europe's voiceless tremors do not reach her. Europe is apart, and England is not of her flesh and body.
The healthiest situation in England, on Easthampstead Plain. Free run of Windsor Forest. TheTimes every morning. A double-barrelled gun and pointers, and leave to shoot three Wellington College boys a week (not more) in case black game was scarce.
Winds of the World, give answer! Theyare whimpering to and fro And what should they know of England who only England know? The poor little street-bred people that vapour and fume and brag.
Of all the trees that grow so fair, Old England to adorn, Greater are none beneath the Sun, Than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.
England shall bide till Judgement Tide By Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.
Our England is a garden that is full of stately views, Of borders, beds and shrubberies and lawns and avenues, With statues on the terraces and peacocks strutting by; But the Glory of the Garden lies in more than meets the eye.
Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing:'Oh, how beautiful!'and sitting in the shade, While better men than we go out and start their working lives At grubbing weeds from gravel paths with broken dinner-knives.
There is but one task for all For each one life to give. What stands if freedom fall? Who dies if England live?
England's on the anvilhear the hammers ring Clanging from the Severn to theTyne!
Be of good comfort Master Ridley, and play the man.We shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as (I trust) shall never be put out.
Curse the blasted, jelly-boned swines, the slimy, the belly-wriggling invertebrates, the miserable sodding rotters, the flaming sods, the snivelling, dribbling, dithering, palsied, pulse-less lot that make up England today.
How glorious it would be in the eyes of God and men, if we managed to hunt the Catholics from England, follow them to France, and, like the bold King of Sweden, rouse the Protestants in France, plant our religion in Paris by agreement or force, and go from there to Rome to chase the Antichrist and burn the town whence superstition comes.
The history of England is emphatically the history of progress.
The history of England is emphatically the history of progress.
England, their England. See Henley 395:40.
In England, pop art and fine art stand resolutely back to back.
Every man who comes to England is entitled to the protection of the English law, whatever oppression he may heretofore have suffered, and whatever may be the colour of his skin, whether it is black or whether it is white.
In England, justice is open to alllike the Ritz Hotel. 560
'Tis Ireland gives England her soldiers, her generals too.
On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
Lords and Commons of England, consider what nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governors: a nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse,not beneaththereachofany pointthehighest that human capacity can soar to.
Such proud, obstinate, ridiculous judgements I have encountered many times, and once even in England.
Sothat finding myself at present inorabout onehundred and twenty degrees off east longitude from England, it bred in me a desire to proceed on the same easterly course till I had ended where I began, and so to have once made one circle round the globe of the earth, which would have been a voyage of voyages.
England is a nation of shopkeepers.
In a Lancashire cotton-town you could probably go for months on end without once hearing an'educated' accent, whereas there can hardly be a town in the South of England where youcould throwa brick without hitting the niece of a bishop.
Down here it was still the England I had known in my childhood:all sleeping the deep, deep sleep of England, fromwhich Isometimesfear that weshall never wake till we are jerked out of it by the roar of bombs.
England is not the jewelled isle of Shakespeare's much- quoted passage, nor is it the inferno depicted by Dr Goebbels. More than either it resembles a family, a rather stuffy Victorian family, with not many black sheep in it but with all its cupboards bursting with skeletons.
A family with the wrong members in controlthat, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
I therefore fearlessly challenge the verdict which this houseis to give on the question now brought before itwhether, as the Roman, in days of old, held himself free from indignity, when he could say Civis Romanus sum; so also a British subject, in whatever land he may be, shall feel confident that the watchful eye and the strong arm of England will protect him against injustice and wrong.
England is one of the greatest powers of the world. No event or series of events bearing on the balance of power, or on probabilities of peace or war, can be matters of indifferencetoher, and herrighttohaveand to express opinions onmattersthusbearingonher interests is unquestionable.
I think it not unlikely but I shall be in England before you receivethisYou may be surethat Ifeel happyat turning my face towards home.We this morning have done with all intercourse with the natives; and the sails are now hoisting for our departure for the coast.
There'll always be an England While there's a country lane, Wherever there's a cottage small Beside a field of grain.
This day my country was confirmed to me under the great seal of England, with large powers and privileges, by thename of Pennsylvania; anametheking wouldgive it in honor of my father.
England's chief defence depends upon the navy being always ready to defend the realm against invasion.
The spirit that now resists your taxation in America isthe same spirit that established the great fundamental, essential maxim of your libertiesthat no subject of England shall betaxed but byhis ownconsent. The glorious spirit of Whiggismanimates three million in America, who prefer poverty with liberty to gilded chains and sordid affluence; and who will die in defence of their rights as men, as free men.
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What do they know of England, who only the West End know? See Kipling 471:99.
It is hard to tell where the MCC ends and the Church of England begins.
England isnot ruined becausesinewy brownmenfroma distant colony sometimes hit a ball further and oftener than our men do.
ThepoorestHethat isinEnglandhathalifetoliveaswellas the greatest He, and therefore, truly Sirs,Ithink that every man that is to live under a Government ought first, by his own consent, to put himself under that Government.
The Church of England should no longer be satisfied to represent only the Conservative Party at prayer.
We had better remain in union with England, even at the risk of becoming a subordinate species of Northumberland, as far as national consequence is concerned, than remedy ourselves by even hinting the possibility of a rupture. But there is no harm in wishing Scotland tohavejust somuchill-nature, according toher own proverb, as may keep her good-nature from being abused.
We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because, as a nation, we don't dress well and we've no manners.
There are only two classes in good society in England: the equestrian classes and the neurotic classes.
Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people; and what doyoualwaysfind? Thatthestables arethereal centre of the household.
This souls'prison we call England.
The captain is in his bunk, drinking bottled ditch-water; and the crew isgambling in the forecastle. She will strike and sink and split. Do you think the laws of God will be suspended in favour of England because you were born in it?
England and America are two countries divided by a common language.
Men of England, wherefore plough For the lords who lay you low?
Onpaper,England areagood cricketteam.Thetroubleis they play on grass.
That knuckle-end of Englandthat land of Calvin, oat- cakes and sulphur.
What a pity it is we have no amusements in England but vice and religion!
The death of Nelson was felt in England as something more than a public calamity; men started at the intelligence, and turned pale, as if they had heard of the loss of a dear friend.
L'esprit et le ge nie perdent vingt-cinq pour cent de leur valeur, en de b arquant en Angleterre. The mind and genius lose twenty-five percent of their value on entry into England.
Respectability is a very good thing in its way, but it does not rise superior to all considerations. I would not for a moment venture to hint that it was a matter of taste; but I think I will go as far as this: that if a position is admittedly unkind, uncomfortable, unnecessary, and superfluously useless, although it were as respectableasthe Church of England, the sooner a man is out of it, the better for himself, and all concerned.
O mighty-mouthed inventor of harmonies, O skilled to sing of Time or Eternity, God-gifted organ-voice of England, Milton, a name to resound for ages.
The national sport of England is obstacle-racing. People fill their rooms with useless and cumbersome furniture, and spend the rest of their lives trying to dodge it.
It was manifest to me that there was something in the Roman Catholic religion which made the priests very dear to the people; for I doubt whether in any village in England, had such an accident happened to the rector, all the people would have roused themselves at midnight to wreak their vengeance on the assailant.
Takeaway from Englishauthorstheircopyrights, and you would very soon take away from England her authors.
A faineant government is not the worst government that England can have. It has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something.
The way to ensuresummer in England istohaveitframed and glazed in a comfortable room.
You never find an Englishman among the under- dogsexcept in England, of course.
In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
The eyes ofall England are onthis Parliament.If youdoin good earnest wish to see England hold the balance of Europe and to be indeed at the head of the Protestant interest, it will appear by your right improving the present opportunity.
There'll alwaysbe anEngland, but whowants anEngland full of morons reading the Express?
Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour: England hath need of thee: she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness.We are selfish men; Oh! raise us up, return to us again; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart; Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea: Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free, So didst thou travel on life's common way, In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay.
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