The London Quarterly Review Volume 297-300

The London Quarterly Review Volume 297-300

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... himself to Fox and the Duke of Portland. 'I know little personally of Lord Shelburne, ' he wrote to Hugh Elliot, 'or of his immediate retainers, Dunning, Barre, and Alderman Townshend; but the little I do know, added to the voice of the world, is decisive with me.'--The ' voice of the world' was apparently that of Burke, judging at least from the reference to the debate in Parliament which, Sir Gilbert says, had convinced him. In this Burke declared Lord Shelburne was worse than 'Catiline or Borgia.' Lord Shelburne himself was anxious to secure Sir Gilbert as a supporter. 'On my return home from the House last night, ' says Sir Gilbert, ' I found a note from Lord Shelburne desiring to see me to-day. I went, and he bestowed, in the most profuse manner, on me flattery, promises, and entreaties for support.' f 'You sent your letter to me, ' writes Lord Shelburne to Sir J. Harris, ' by Sir Gilbert Elliot, whose good manners and good sense captivated me. I do not like to separate any person from his habits, but I was very sorry to find in him such as are likely to connect him with an Opposition which stands on no public ground whatever.' Shortly after the fall of Lord Shelburne's Government, it was succeeded by the Coalition of Fox and North. In no part of the United Kingdom was this ill-omened alliance more detested than in that which Sir Gilbert Elliot represented. Adam Smith declared himself to be the only man in Scotland who spoke out for the ' Rockingham?.' Sir Gilbert Elliot was also known to be one of the seven Parliamentary Commissioners who were to have been appointed under the provisions of Fox's East India Bill; and this made his rejection for the county of Roxburgh absolutely certain, when, on the throwing out of that measure by more

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