The Life of the Rt; Hon. Canning

The Life of the Rt; Hon. Canning

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...doors, a few All Pitt's friends were opposed to his resignation. There was no apparent excuse for it. The Catholic Question had been already abandoned in the Cabinet, although set up as a pretext for history. This was so well understood, that Lord Cornwallis wrote to Lord Castlereagh immediately upon hearing of the resignations, to say that, as the Catholic Question had been " given up," it would be highly criminal at such a moment to desert his majesty. But Pitt was resolved, and every body thought he was very obstinate, because they could - not comprehend why he went out, and he would not tell them. He kept his own secret. On the very evening of his resignation Canning called upon him. They had a long conversation, but it ended in nothing. All that Canning couldextract from him was, that he had the greatest confidence in Addington, and wished his party to support him; that, as a private friend, he was pleased with Canning for having resigned, but more pleased with those who remained as they were. This was the way Pitt sustained his worshipers. He entreated them all to stay in under Addington, and would satisfy none of them as to the reason why he did not stay in himself. Some did stay in--such as the Duke of Portland, Lord Chatham, Lord Westmoreland; but the strangest circumstance Of all was, that Dundas went out--that true Scot, to whom place was hardly less vital than the atmosphere. It was suspected that Pitt resigned merely to hours before, were darkened by crowds of suitors alike obse-quious and importunate, the vultures whose instinct haunts the carcasses only of living ministers."--" Historical Sketches." There never was a statesman out of whose hands power passed so suddenly and so completely. There was no...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502418
  • 9781236502414