Excerpt from Selected Speeches of Sir William Molesworth, Bart;, P. C., M. P: On Questions Relating to Colonial Policy The interest aroused by Mrs. Fawcett's Life of Sir William Molesworth, published in 1901, showed that the British public, both at home and across the seas, have long memories for those who have done the State some service. It has, therefore been thought that at a time when the problems connected with the future of the British Empire are very present in the minds and thoughts of statesmen, and are being mooted in the market-place and wherever men of British race come together, a more select circle of readers may care to have before them in handy form the actual words, wherein one of the most distinguished of colonial reformers put forward his views with regard to the right relation between the Mother Country and the colonies. For such purpose it is necessary to focus the attention upon one aspect of Sir William Molesworth's public life. He was, of course, much more than a colonial reformer. Besides the conspicuous part which he took in the general politics of his time, Molesworth, by his edition of Hobbes, did yeoman service on behalf of English philosophy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.