James Bryce

[1st Viscount Bryce]

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James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce (10 May 1838 – 22 January 1922) was a British academic, jurist, historian and Liberal politician.

Bryce was born in Arthur Street, Belfast, County Antrim, the son of James Bryce, LL.D., of Glasgow, by his wife Margaret, daughter of James Young of Whiteabbey, County Antrim. The first eight years of his life were spent residing at his grandfather’s ... more »

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  • ''No wonder that, when a political career is so precarious, men of worth and capacity hesitate to embrace it. They cannot afford to be thrown out of their life's course by a mere accident.''
    James Bryce (1838-1922), British historian, politician, diplomat. The American Commonwealth, vol. 2, ch. 58 (1888).
  • There is a hearty Puritanism in the view of human nature which pervades the instrument of 1787. It is the work of men who believed in original sin, and were resolved to leave open for transgressors no...
    James Bryce (1838-1922), British historian, politician, diplomat. The American Commonwealth, vol. 1, pt. 1, ch. 26 (1893). Said of the U.S. Consti...
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