Lord George Bentinck

Lord George Bentinck

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"[...]with intuitive discretion. But duty scorns prudence, and criticism has few terrors for a man with a great purpose. Unshaken by the adverse hour and circumstances, he proceeded to accomplish the object which he had long meditated, and for which he was fully prepared. Reminding the House, while he appealed to their indulgence, that, though he had had the honour of a seat for eight parliaments, he had never once ventured to trespass on its time on any subject of great debate, he at once took a clear and comprehensive ground of objection to the government scheme. He opposed it not only because he objected to the great change contemplated with respect to the agricultural interest, but, on principle, to the entire measure, 'a great commercial revolution, which we are of opinion that the circumstances of the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 168g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507679025
  • 9781507679029