The Veto, a Commentary on the Grenville Manifesto [Lord Grenville's Letter to the Earl of Fingall]

The Veto, a Commentary on the Grenville Manifesto [Lord Grenville's Letter to the Earl of Fingall]

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the credulity of both. The deceit was detected and punished: and now the blunderers are busily boasting, like forgers of the coin, when dragged to Bow-street, that they have spared no sacrifice in their endeavour to make fools of all parties. "Circumstanced as this question now is, both in "England and in Ireland, it is on the contrary my de"liberate opinion, that no motion, grounded on your "petition, could at this time, in any hands, certainly "not in mine, be brought forward without great and "permanent d'uadvantage to its object." Here the overrated statesman formally announces his defection: and mark the excuse he assigns. Existing circumstances, that hackneyed apology of every swindler, that rank weed transplanted by Pitt from the police-office to the senate, is now diligently cultivated by his disciple and successor lord Grenville! And whose is the fault, if those circumstances now exist? Lord Grenville, in concurrence with Mr. Pitt, originated the Veto in 1799; and after a lapse of ten years, lord Grenville, abetted by M.M. Cirattan and Ponsonby, revives the dormant demand. He first dupes England and parliament into the belief that the Catholics are ready to tender the Veto; and next he sends to apprize the astonished Catholics that parliament arul England expect their acquiescence in his arrangement! "This, opinion is founded, not only on the present known disposftions of government and parliament, "but also on the unexpected difficulties which ha, ve "arisen in Ireland, on the impressions which they may "too probably create, and on the embarrassments which "they unavoidably produce.," This is at best but an attempt to excuse delinquency by ignorance. Before he risked...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236529170
  • 9781236529176