Colonial Constitutions: an Outline of the Constitutional History and Existing Government of the British Dependencies: With Schedules of the Orders in Council, Statutes, and Parliamentary Documents Relating to Each Dependency

J. Murray, 1856 - 399 sider

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Side xlix - Who are you, that should fret and rage and bite the chains of nature? Nothing worse happens to you than does to all nations who have extensive empire; and it happens in all the forms into which empire can be thrown. In large bodies, the circulation of power must be less vigorous at the extremities.
Side xlix - ... is derived from a prudent relaxation in all his borders. Spain, in her provinces, is, perhaps, not so well obeyed as you are in yours. She complies, too; she submits; she watches times. This is the immutable condition, the eternal law of extensive and detached empire.
Side 125 - An Act for continuing in the East India Company, for a further Term, the possession of the British Territories
Side xxxix - On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they raised their flag against a power, to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Side xlix - Three thousand miles of ocean lie between you and them. No contrivance can prevent the effect of this distance in weakening government. . Seas roll, and months pass, between the order and the execution ; and the want of a speedy explanation of a single point is enough to defeat a whole system. You have, indeed, winged ministers of vengeance, who carry your bolts in their pounces to the remotest verge of the sea.
Side 29 - ... be called upon to retire from the public service as often as any sufficient motives of public policy may suggest the expediency of that measure, but that a change in the person of the governor will be considered as a sufficient reason for any alterations which his successor may deem it expedient to make in the list of public functionaries, subject, of course, to the future confirmation of the sovereign.
Side 129 - An Act for effecting an arrangement with the East India " Company, and for the better government of his Majesty's Indian territories, " till the thirtieth day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four...
Side 360 - Provisions of an Act to provide for the Administration of Justice in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, and for the more effectual Government thereof, and for other purposes relating thereto...
Side lv - That, in order to preserve, between the different branches of the Provincial Parliament, that harmony which is essential to the peace, welfare and good government of the Province, the chief advisers of the Representative of the Sovereign, constituting a Provincial Administration under him, ought to be men possessed of the confidence of the representatives of the people...
Side 28 - England, is not his own power, but the power of the Crown, of which he is for the time the organ. It is obvious that the executive councillor {_/ of a colony is in a situation totally different.

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