History of Great-Britain, from the Revolution to the Session of Parliament Ending a Volume 1

History of Great-Britain, from the Revolution to the Session of Parliament Ending a Volume 1

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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. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...the diflieulties and embarrassments which he perpetually experienced from the prcvalence of Hanoverian prej udiees on the one side, and Jaeobite prejudices on the other, it will not perhaps be too much to afiert', that a man, upon the whole, better adapted to-the station which he occupied, or better qualified to discharge the-various and complicated duties of it, could no-where be found. To change the Minitter would have availed nothing without a radical change of syttem; and so long as the-nation at 'largeshall continue to approve, or acquicsee in, this corrupt and defedtive system, where is the Minisier to be found, who shall with fincerity and carnestness labor to aceomplish any eomprehenfive plan of political reform P Or, indeed, what right have we to expect from any man such an heroic and, at the same time, useless effort of virtue P The celebrated statesman whose character and conduct we have now been contcmplating--and whose aetions have been brought to the tell of that fiery ordeal of relcntless truth and justice which 'human frailty is so incompetent to abide, and over whose burning plough-shares no. man ever yet with impunity passed--was pot?fessed, nevertheless, of talents admirably ealculated for public life. An understanding clear, masculine, and vigorous, was in him eombined with a temper mild, equable, and dispafiionate. And by the most perfect accuracy and regularity of method, the toils of government were rendered apparently easy and pleasant. He was fully sensible of the folly of that-warlike 'warlike spirit which had predominated in the British councils since the azra of' the Revolution. The savorite object of' his administration was to 'preserve and maintain the general tranquillity; and the Treaty of Vienna, rccently...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616529
  • 9781236616524