Premiership of Benjamin Disraeli

Premiership Of Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two separate occasions, first in 1868 and then between 1874 and 1880.

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    We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
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    Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets.... The rich and the poor.
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