Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, to Sir Horace Mann; His Britannic Majesty's Resident at the Court of Florence, from 1760 to 1785 Volume 3
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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...itself. The motion made by Mr. Fox for immediately reporting the resolution, was opposed by Lord North, as being unusual, violent, and arbitrary; but the torrent was too strong to be resisted. The exultation and triumph on one side of the House was only equalled by the depression and dismay which prevailed on the side of Administration. " Indeed," says the able writer of the historical department of the Annual Register, " when the nature and the tendency of the questions are considered, and the manner in which they wore carried is attentively viewed, scarcely any thing more important seems to have been so proposed and carried since the Revolution. The system of the Court was shaken to its foundation. AVithout doors the joy and triumph in most parts of England were great and general; and, though not displayed in the same manner, would not perhaps have been exceeded on occasion of the most decisive victory over a foreign enemy."--Ed. These are my apprehensions; but whoever would preach to two heated antagonists is sure of being listened to by neither, and so I am come hither quietly to ponder my own reflections. Whoever has seen much, and has read a little, must know that human affairs are subject to these returns of troubles. Great or little, they strike the present spectator as infinitely more momentous than any greater crisis, of which he has only read coolly. I do not pretend that this is a common or small moment; nay, it may have very distant consequences. But one so calm as I am grown, and so retired as I live, knows that even the disorders of nations subside after a time, and therefore I have at least as much curiosity for the conclusion as observation on the events as they pass; though, considering my age and caducity, ...
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