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A History of England Volume 4; 1795-1801 (Paperback) Loot Price: R485
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A History of England Volume 4; 1795-1801 (Paperback): William Massey

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A History of England Volume 4; 1795-1801 (Paperback)

William Massey

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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. 1865 Excerpt: ... than his predecessors the unvarying policy of the Revolution, it seemed to follow, that, in the contemplation of the King's Government, there was no security for peace with France but the restoration of the monarchy. Lord Grenville's audience, however, needed no persuasion to support the prosecution of a war which they had always favoured, and which now, for the first time, showed a promise of success. In the Commons the question was debated with all the power of the House. Dundas, Debate ln u, e Whitbread, and Canning, who now aspired Commoa8to the foremost rank in Parliament; together with Erskine, who on this occasion spoke with an effect which his parliamentary efforts seldom attained, successively addressed the House. Pitt himself followed, and, like his colleagues in the Upper House, laboured to prove that the French had always been the aggressors. In reply to the obvious remark, that this was as true in 1796 and in 1797, as it was in 1799, and yet we had twice proposed peace to the ambitious and faithless Government of the Republic, the minister said that the people were in those years staggering under a weight of debt produced by the war, and that before they could be persuaded to bear new burdens, it was necessary to convince them that terms could not be obtained. This was very much the ground on which the Directory had repulsed the first mission of Lord Malmesbury. They said, that the only object of the British Government, in proposing terms of peace, was to deceive their own people, and by pretending to demonstrate that negotiation was impracticable, to extort further supplies for continuing the war. A great part of the speech consisted of a long and bitter invective against Bonaparte; and it wound up with the usual prediction that the exhausted ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Massey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 164
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-96233-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-96233-X
Barcode: 9781150962332

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