Observations on the Appointment of the Right Hon. Geo. Canning to the Foreign Department; And on Its Effects on the State of Society in England, and on European Politics

Observations on the Appointment of the Right Hon. Geo. Canning to the Foreign Department; And on Its Effects on the State of Society in England, and on European Politics : Comprehending a Review of the Political State of Europe Since the

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...with respect to Poland: but let not Poland alone, but Courland, Genoa, and Venice, be restored to their former state; as the argument for their restoration to their pristine state of independence, arising from the declarations of the Allies and the interest of this country, is the same as that with respect to Poland. Let the Allied Sovereigns act justly towards one another, and to their neighbours, and confidence and mut ual faith will again resume their empire. When this is done, and not before, we may expert a durable peace. "I trust, it will be in your Lordship's power, to add to that very favourable opinion which this country universally entertains of your talents and services, by shewing in the high character with which you will be invested, that you have been properly selected for acting a principal part in fixing the future destinies of Europe. I am, my Lord, With the most profound respect, Your Lordship's Obedient Servant, LEWIS GOLDSMITH." The Congress of Vienna met! But, unfortunately for the repose of Europe, and the interests of England, the suggestions contained in the foregoing Memorial, and the integrity of the great and important interests therein adverted to, were sacrificed to the rapacity of the three principal Continental Powers. Since that period, however, the views and reasonings contained in my Memorial have been adopted by all parties. Writer on Political Economy, mercantile men and manufacturers, as well as Statesmen, have united in deploring the errors of the Congress, and in lamenting that this country, in the first burst of a generous joy at the successful termination of the contest, permitted those errors to take place. Every publication in Great Britain has been filled with complaints of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742885
  • 9781236742889