The Oxford Canning Club Minute Book, from Oct. 1880 to Feb. 1882

The Oxford Canning Club Minute Book, from Oct. 1880 to Feb. 1882

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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. 1882* edition. Excerpt: ...on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Mr. Sclater-Booth's rooms at Balliol. Present, Hon. G. N. CUrZoN, Secretary, Mr. Lopes, ViceSecretary, Messrs. Bulley, Hardinge, Mowbray, Viscount Cranborne, Messrs. Iwan-muller, SclaterBooth, Pemberton, How, Thring, Talbot, Bower, Fitzgerald, Birkbeck, Owen, Marriott, RawstorNe, and Cumming. The Minutes of the previous meeting having been read and confirmed, Mr. CUmmiNg, Balliol, subscribed the test and took his seat. Mr. Sclater-booth, in allusion to the deluge of poli tlcal speeches with which the country had been flooded during the past week, remarked that Mr. Gladstone had made himself cheap to the populace, --an observation which elicited the simultaneous response from the mouths of almost all present that Lord Beaconsfield had, on the other hand, made himself " dear." The other events upon which he touched were the interpellation of the French Ministry in the new Chamber of Deputies; the supposed negotiations being conducted between the British Government and the Vatican; and the appointment of Mr. Law as Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Mr. A. H. Hardinge (late Vice-Secretary) read a paper on the House of Lords, which he had come down from London for the purpose of delivering. Great as had been the services rendered in bygone times by Mr. Hardinge to the Canning Club, and many the occasions on which he had delighted it with his eloquence, this was the crown of them all. The wide knowledge of which the paper gave repeated evidence, the brilliant style in which it was written, and the political enthusiasm which shone through every sentence, and breathed in every word, were such as could not fail to captivate the audience, and make the essay one of the most valuable of those deposited in the archives of the Club....
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650409
  • 9781236650405