English Party Leaders and English Parties; Sir Robert Walpole. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. Edmund Burke. Charles James Fox. William Pitt, PT.I.- V.

English Party Leaders and English Parties; Sir Robert Walpole. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. Edmund Burke. Charles James Fox. William Pitt, PT.I.- V.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...endeared to us by every tie that should sanctify humanity. "My Lords, this awful subject, so important to our Howard, Earl of Effingham, famous for his services against the Spanish Armada.. 246 A STATESMAN BEFORE HIS AGE. honour, our constitution, and our religion, demands the most solemn and effectual inquiry. And I again call upon your Lordships, and the united powers of the State, to examine it thoroughly and decisively, and to stamp upon it an indelible stigma of the public abhorrence. And I again implore those holy prelates of our religion to do away these iniquities from among us. Let them perform a lustration; let them purify this House and this country from this sin. "My Lords, I am old and weak, and at present unable to say more; but my feelings and indignation were too strong to have said less. I could not have slept this night in my bed, nor reposed my head on my pillow, without giving this vent to my eternal abhorrence of such preposterous and enormous principles." In respect to the ties by which the Colonies should be united to the mother country, as in respect to the principles of representation and the freedom of the press, Chatham was in advance of most of his contemporaries. He anticipated the policy which now governs our Colonial administration, or rather that policy of federation into which some enlightened statesmen desire to see it transformed. His plan for conciliating America was that of a federal alliance between it and Great Britain, which should preserve the supreme authority of the latter, while it left to the Colonies the most unrestricted liberty in all matters of internal administration. Had Chatham been restored to power, and heartily supported by the King and the country, it is possible that his plan...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542339
  • 9781236542335