The Life and Administration of Robert Banks, Second Earl of Liverpool, K. G., Late First Lord of the Treasury; Comp. from Original Documents

The Life and Administration of Robert Banks, Second Earl of Liverpool, K. G., Late First Lord of the Treasury; Comp. from Original Documents

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... upon the whole Congress so forcibly the dangers to which such a co-operation as Russia proposed would expose France (since for France to require such assistance would be tantamount to a confession that she distrusted the fidelity of her own troops, an admission which of itself would be no slight provocation to disaffection), that M. de Montmorenci himself came over to his opinion, and became as averse to the proposal of Russia as he had at first been anxious to invite it. Nor was the neutrality which the Duke asserted limited to an abstinence from active or armed intervention. The other members of the Holy Alliance in a great degree shared the views of France and Russia; they avowed their conviction that it was desirable in some way or other to secure such a chastisement of the Spanish revolutionists as should strike a salutary terror into all who held similar views in other countries. And, when the Duke's arguments had checked 1 Capefigtte (Histoire de la Restauration, vii. 387). Chateaubriand (Congres de Verone, i. 115). the desire which they all at one time entertained to afford France the substantial aid of bodies of troops, they proposed that each nation should address a separate note to Spain, insisting on the adoption by that country of a specified line of conduct, and enforcing its demands by threats of war in the event of non-compliance. But such a plan as this had equally been foreseen by the English Cabinet, and had been provided for in Wellington's instructions; in accordance with which he replied that to animadvert on the internal transactions of an independent state, unless they affected the essential interests of British subjects, was inconsistent with the principles which invariably guided his...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932595
  • 9781236932594