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The Speeches of the Right Honorable William Huskisson (Volume 1); With a Biographical Memoir, Supplied to the Editor from Authentic Sources (Paperback) Loot Price: R497
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The Speeches of the Right Honorable William Huskisson (Volume 1); With a Biographical Memoir, Supplied to the Editor from Authentic Sources (Paperback)

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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. 1831. Excerpt: ... expressed it, told them " to shift for themselves." But without attaching any importance to what was possibly merely an idle report, it must appear rather incredible, that no expedient could have been devised, by which the services of Mr. Huskisson could be made palatable to the Government, short of endangering Mr. Canning's public reputation; or that Government should have been, all of a sudden, so blind to the value of the former, as to have made his admission to office contingent upon the appointment of the latter to a post, the acceptance of which he was well aware M ould enable his enemies " to misrepresent and calumniate" him. On the contrary, it is only due to the memory of Mr. Huskisson to say, that, however closely united to Mr. Canning in private and in political friendship, he has a fair and indisputable right to be considered as the worker-out of his own greatness. His connexion with Mr. Canning may have retarded--it certainly did not hasten, --his rise to the highest offices of the State. But whilst, as far as Mr. Huskisson's advancement is concerned, the sacrifice of Mr. Canning is rejected as unnecessary, the advantage which the Government secured by his moral support, and by the unequivocal proof of approbation which he gave in consenting to the formation of a connexion between them, is fully admitted. And, perhaps, among the many eloquent harangues of that great man, there is none in which he displayed higher powers of argument, or carried stronger conviction to the minds and prejudices of those opposed to him, than in his triumphant defence of himself on this very appointment, when attacked by Mr. Lambton in a formal motion on the subject. To return from this digression. In August, Mr. Huskisson succeeded Lord Glenbervie as Chief Commissi...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Huskisson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 168
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-88056-8
Barcode: 9781150880568
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-88056-2

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