The History of Great Britain, from the Death of George II. to the Coronation of George IV; Designed as a Continuation of Hume and Smollett

The History of Great Britain, from the Death of George II. to the Coronation of George IV; Designed as a Continuation of Hume and Smollett

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...compassion and mercy, n England no one attempted to justify the deed; "nor," says an animated writer of that time, " is it the season for extenuation now that the stream of prejudice flows strong, and the phantasm of a murdered king stalks before our affrighted imagination." KING'S MESSAGE TO THE COMMONS ON FRENCH AFFAIRS. On Monday the twenty-eighth of January, four days after Chauvelin had been ordered to leave the kingdom, the king sent a message to the house, importing, that, " his majesty had given directions for laying before the house of commons, copies of several papers which have been received from Chauvelin, late minister plenipotentiary from the most christian king, by his majesty's secretary of state for foreign affairs, and of the answers returned thereto; and likewise a copy of an order made by his majesty in council, and transmitted by his majesty's command to the said Chauvelin, in conse quence of the accounts of the atrocious act, recently perpetrated at Paris, In the present situation of affairs, Ijis majesty thinks it indispensably necessary to make a further augmentation of his forces by sea and land; and he relies on the known affection and zea! of the house of commons to enable his majesty to take the most effectual measures, in the present important conjuncture, for maintaining the security and rights of his own dominions, for supporting his allies, and for opposing views of aggrandizement and ambition on the part of France, which would be at all times dangerous to the general interests of Europe, but are peculiarly so when connected with the propagation of principles which lead to the violation of the most sacred duties, and are utterly subversive of the peace and order of all civil society...".show more

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  • Paperback | 588 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,034g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522583
  • 9781236522580