The History of England: From Addington's Administration to the Close of William IV's Reign, 1801-1837, Volum 2

Longmans, Green, 1911 - 486 pàgines

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Pàgina 256 - It is the contemplation of this new power in any future war which excites my most anxious apprehension. It is one thing to have a giant's strength, but it would be another to use it like a giant. The consciousness of such strength is, undoubtedly, a source of confidence and security ; but in the situation in which this country stands, our business is not to seek opportunities of displaying it, but to content ourselves with letting the professors of violent and exaggerated doctrines on both sides...
Pàgina 21 - I told him that it was very far from his majesty's intention. He then proceeded to count Markoff and the chevalier Azara, who were standing together at a little distance from me, and said to them, ' The English wish for war; but if they are the first to draw the sword, I shall be the last to sheathe it. They have no regard for treaties : we must henceforth cover them with shame.
Pàgina i - ... Lingard completed his HISTORY OF ENGLAND, which ends with the Revolution of 1688. During that period historical study has made a great advance. Year after year the mass of materials for a new History of England has increased; new lights have been thrown on events and characters, and old errors have been corrected. Many notable works have been written on various periods of our history ; some of them at such length as to appeal almost exclusively to professed historical students. It is believed...
Pàgina 352 - Secretary, and your followers being the principal constituent parts of the Government. You will not mistake me if I say that private feeling as well as political judgment alike disincline me to the adoption of this proposal. The sudden conversion of long political opposition into the most intimate alliance — no general coincidence of principle, except upon one point, being proved to exist between us — would shock public opinion, would be ruinous to my own character, and injurious to the Government...
Pàgina 90 - ... troops of France, and the entire usurpation of their respective governments by that power, has determined his Majesty to direct a corps of his troops, as stated in the margin, to be prepared for service, to be employed, under your orders, in counteracting the designs of the enemy, and in affording to the Spanish and Portuguese nations every possible aid in throwing off the yoke of France.
Pàgina 55 - ... wanted peace (along with Sicily) he said nothing about our maritime claims : when the war went on, he used them as a pretext for an action that was ten times as stringent. The gauntlet thrown down by him at Berlin was promptly taken up by Great Britain. An Order in Council of January 7th, 1 807, forbade neutrals to trade between the ports of France and her allies, or between ports that observed the Berlin decree, under pain of seizure and confiscation of the ship and cargo.
Pàgina 22 - ... The English wish for war ; but if they draw the sword first, I will be the last to return it to the scabbard. They do not respect treaties, which henceforth we must cover with black crape.
Pàgina 256 - If into that war this country shall be compelled to enter, we shall enter into it with a sincere and anxious desire to mitigate rather than exasperate ; and to mingle only in the conflict of arms — not in the more fatal conflict of opinions.

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