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1828. Excerpt: ... view all that bears upon a question, or that
tends to its elucidation, nothing, in fact, of its philosophy. The
speeches we have yet read are those of the advocate and the
partisan; of the dexterous debater, who is resolved to annoy whom
he cannot conciliate, and to rouse into exultation the. party whose
cause he undertakes to uphold. We see him, it is true, after the
lapse of so many years, in the distance; and the obscurities of
time throw a shade around him which we are not able to penetrate.
But Mr. Pitt, who was no mean judge of men, saw in him a potent and
ready instrument of his will: he selected him from among many
competitors and rivals, and continued to regard him with a high and
distinguished preference to the day of his death. We may also add,
that the subsequent course of his protege fully justified his
choice. CHAPTER III. From Mr. Canning's accepting Office till his
Retirement with Mr. Pitt in 1801--His Speeches in Parliament--His
Marriage--His Contributions to the Anti-Jacobin Examiner. In the
new parliament of 1796, Mr. Canning was returned for Wendover,
Bucks; and, in the first sessions of that parliament he appeared in
his official character as one of the under secretaries of state, to
which he was appointed by the premier. Besides the vulgar prejudice
entertained against placemen who also occupy seats in parliament,
Mr. Canning had to contend with a reproach, most unsparingly cast
upon him in the house of commons, that his predecessor had been
superannuated on a pension, to make way for his introduction into
office, and at a period of life, when, in addition to long
experience of the duties he had to perform, he was in the full
vigour and maturity of his faculties. Fortunately we have Mr.
Canning's defence on both these topics; the one...
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