The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the [House of Lords and House of Commons]. Containing an Account of the Most Interesting Speeches and Motions Accurate Copies of All the Protests, Volume 3; V. 57

The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the [House of Lords and House of Commons]. Containing an Account of the Most Interesting Speeches and Motions Accurate Copies of All the Protests, Volume 3; V. 57

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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. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ...to have been so successful, is the country reduced to its present situation, which, with Swift, I must liken to a sick man dying with the most laudable symptoms? If, in spite of its flourishing revenue, of its extended commerce, of its unexampled successes, the nation is plunged in greater difficulties and distress than almost at any other period, what, Sir, can I do but exclaim, At(tu Victrix Provincia ploras! And here I must beg leave to appeal to the feelings and the good fense of "the House. Has the statement, Sir, which the right ho. nourable gentleman has been pleased to give of the conduct and events of the war, any thing that argues fairness and candour, any thing that bespeaks the ability of a statesman? He asserts, that our separate success during the war is unexampled. Will all his colleagues join in this assertion? Will the right honourable gentleman (Mr. Windham) assert, that the advantages gained by the war are equal to the dangers to which the country is now exposed i If he docs, pray, according to what rule does he measure our success, by what criterion docs lie attempt to ascertain it? The mode adopted by my honourable friend I think the best, and therefore I willingly adopt it. According to him, the fairest way of estimating our success is to compare it with the object of the war, and to discover how far we have accomplished that object. Is we have failed of attaining our object, how can we pretend to be successful; or, what is in reality a successful war? In order to form some just notion of it, I would go back to the history of the sive last wars in which this country has been engaged. The two sirst were carried on nearly on the fame grounds'as the present. The sirst vvr.s engaged in by King William, to reduce the power/ and...show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236657918
  • 9781236657916