The History of England from the Accession of George III. 1760 to 1835 Volume 2

The History of England from the Accession of George III. 1760 to 1835 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...lord North acknowleged that his majesty's servants in England acted in co-operation with those in Ireland, though they did not consider themselves responsible for their conduct: be however justified-the message on the ground of expediency, though averse to a discussion XVII. 1776. CHAP. of the right. Mr. Thurlow, who had for some time XVII' been a ready tool of ministers, treated the motion as 1, 6. 'a party squib, denying that the preamble to an Irish law was binding on the British parliament. The motion was negatived. Debates on On the twentieth of February, Mr. Fox's motion, ', '.1""' came on, _to inquire into the causes of the ill-success of our arms in North America, and the defection of the Canadians. Avoiding every extraneous subject, he confined himself to an inquiry whether the proceedings of ministers had produced the desired effects. Beginning with the Boston-port bill, he pursued a detail of ministerial operations; and placed in the strongest light, what he called folly in the cabinet, and inability in forming their plans: at the same time he inveig_hed against the disgraceful servility of parliament; and concluded by observing that none objected to inquiry, but those who were culpable themselves. Unable to resist Mr. Fox's reasoning, ministers attempted to elude it; but exhibited a want of coincidence in argument. Lord North was much less decisive in his defence than were many of his coadjutors, who more than once endeavored to recall him from his tone of moderation. As in his measures be had betrayed a disposition to conciliate, which was counteracted by his moreviolent abettors; so in discussion he frequently endeavored to palliate rather than to defend: his hesitation...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984803
  • 9781236984807