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Liberty and Prosperity (46)
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Inquire Within
Music: Johann Baptist Cramer
Philosopher and social activist John Stuart Mill discusses the most liberating kind of education.

MOST boys or youths who have had much knowledge drilled into them, have their mental capacities not strengthened, but overlaid by it.

They are crammed with mere facts, and with the opinions or phrases of other people, and these are accepted as a substitute for the power to form opinions of their own.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Pain. Pane.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Make. Father. Go.

Use together in one sentence: Mine. So. Own.

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Why England’s ‘Revolution’ was Glorious
Music: Henry Purcell
Edmund Burke argues that England’s ‘revolution’ of 1688 worked because we changed the Government, not the Constitution.

IN truth, the circumstances of our revolution (as it is called) and that of France, are just the reverse of each other in almost every particular, and in the whole spirit of the transaction.

With us it was the case of a legal monarch attempting arbitrary power — in France it is the case of an arbitrary monarch, beginning, from whatever cause, to legalize his authority.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Raise. Rise. Arise.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Do. State. Cause.

Use together in one sentence: Change. Accordingly. Case.

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Honourable Mr Fox
Music: Thomas Linley the Younger
The colourful Foreign Secretary humbly accepted a lesson in manners from a local tradesman.

THE story is told of a tradesman calling upon him one day for the payment of a promissory note which he presented. Fox was engaged at the time in counting out gold. The tradesman asked to be paid from the money before him. “No,” said Fox, “I owe this money to Sheridan; it is a debt of honour.”

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Present. Gift.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Note. Pay. Tear.

Use together in one sentence: Improvidence. Generous. Day.

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Tamed by Wisdom, Freed by Grace
Music: Richard Jones
Abbot Elfric expounds a Palm Sunday text to explain how Christianity combines orderly behaviour with intelligent and genuine liberty.

AN ass is a foolish beast, and dirty, and stupid compared with other beasts, and strong for burdens. Such were men before Christ’s advent: foolish and dirty, while they served idols and various vices, and bowed down to the images they had fashioned themselves, and said to them, “Thou art my god.” And they bore whatever burden the devil laid on them.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: My. Mine.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Reason. Lay. Name.

Use together in one sentence: Name. People. Disciple.

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Guardian of Peace
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford
J. S. Mill argues that free trade has done more to put an end to war than any political union or military alliance.

COMMERCE first taught nations to see with goodwill the wealth and prosperity of one another. Before, the patriot, unless sufficiently advanced in culture to feel the world his country, wished all countries weak, poor, and ill-governed but his own: he now sees in their wealth and progress a direct source of wealth and progress to his own country.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Taut. Taught.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Wish. Increase. Progress.

Use together in one sentence: World. International. Great.

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The Grievances of the South
Music: Gustav Holst
Victorian MP Richard Cobden believed British politicians supporting the slave-owning American South had been led a merry dance.

THE members from the Southern States, the representatives of the Slave States, were invited by the representatives of the Free States to state candidly and frankly what were the terms they required, in order that they might continue peaceable in the Union; but from beginning to end there is not one syllable said about tariff or taxation.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Leave. Abandon. Desert.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Mean. Say. Tax.

Use together in one sentence: Slave. Invite. Success.

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