History of England; From the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles, 1713-1783 Volume 3-4

History of England; From the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles, 1713-1783 Volume 3-4

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...condescension in removing those that were grown obnoxious to his people; Earl Granville. that out of gratitude, as well as for other reasons, the nation ought now to acquiesce in the desire of the Court; he took notice of the discredit in France, and of the good situation of the Queen of Hungary and our other Allies; of the King of Sardinia, he said that he was as immoveable as the rocks he so bravely defends; he spoke of himself as of a dying man, that came to the House purely to preserve the health of his country; he said, that for a good while he thought we were under great danger, but that now he saw a dawn, and would follow it in hopes it might bring us to salvation; he seemed extremely moved, used a good deal of gesture, employed all the figures of rhetoric, and made a great impression upon most that heard him. Sir John Barnard vindicated Lord Granville, saying, that the last three years were the most glorious which England had seen since 1710, that that Lord's conduct would bear the strictest inquiries, and that he wished it might be examined by the House to convince people at home who were unjust to him that all foreigners did him justice, and looked upon him as the ablest statesman we had; he grew quite warm upon this subject, and, recollecting himself, desired the indulgence of his hearers if he had gone too far. Mr. Bowes of Durham, and Lord Barrington, took him up one after the other, desired he would move for an inquiry, and they would second him; they commended the new Ministry and their plan, which they called the Old 'Plan, supported by wise Englishmen. Mr. Cholmoudeley, a young gentleman of Cheshire, attempted to put off the debate, but nobody minded him: the question being put by the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. lane, there...show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555902
  • 9781236555908