The Life of the Rt. Hon. George Canning

The Life of the Rt. Hon. George 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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...except as chief. He stood out for his market value at once. composed. Addington insisted upon the old system, and the old hands, Bragge, " Brother Hiley," and the rest of his troop. Pitt demanded a broader basis, a larger constituency of opinion, a wider compass of parties and talents. At Pitt's own desire, for the purpose of preventing misconception, the articles were set down and submitted to the king; but his majesty received at the same time such an account of Pitt's exorbitant demands, that he was more displeased with him than ever. "He carries his removals," said his majesty, " so far and so high, that he will turn me out at last." And thus the negotiation ended. But the Addington sands were run. Even if the chief had not himself resigned, every other member of the cabinet must have gone out from the sheer impossibility of keeping the timbers of the wreck together. Matters having clearly come to this pass, Addington submitted with the best grace he could, but not without a little ill temper. He quarreled with Lord Hawkesbury before he gave up, and put the king out of humor by talking of personal bickerings, which his majesty very properly told him he had nothing to do with. Addington was no sooner gone than the king sent Lord Eldon to Pitt with a friendly message. Pitt, who had all this time kept aloof from the king's presence, waiting with austerity to be summoned, drew up at Lord Eldon's request a paper, containing the heads of what he should require from the king, laying down the plan of an administration on a scale so comprehensive as to embrace persons of the highest ability of all parties. This paper gave great offense to his majesty, who wrote back an answer to Lord Eldon, in which he spoke of Pitt in...
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616391
  • 9781236616395