The Speeches of the Right Honourable George Canning: With a Memoir of His Life, Volume 1

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Page 236 - That an humble address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the thanks of this House for his most gracious message to this House, signified by His Grace the Lord-lieutenant.
Page 167 - Statesman, yet friend to truth ! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear ; Who broke no promise, served no private end, Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend ; Ennobled by himself, by all approved, And praised, unenvied, by the muse he loved,
Page 117 - His majesty is persuaded, that the unremitting industry with which our enemies persevere in their avowed design of effecting the separation of Ireland from this kingdom cannot fail to engage the particular attention of parliament ; and his majesty recommends it...
Page 30 - Oh ! if again the rude whirlwind should rise, The dawning of Peace should fresh darkness deform, The regrets of the good, and the fears of the wise, Shall turn to the Pilot that weather'd the storm ! LINES, FROM THE SPANISH OF LUPERCIO.
Page 18 - If theirs had been a harmless idiot lunacy, which had contented itself with playing its tricks, and practising its fooleries at home ; with dressing up strumpets in oak-leaves, and inventing nicknames for the calendar, I should have been far from desiring to interrupt their innocent amusements ; we might have looked on with hearty contempt, indeed, but with a contempt not wholly unmixed with commiseration.
Page 47 - Upon receiving through you, on the part of the American Government, a distinct and official Recognition of the three above-mentioned Conditions, His Majesty will lose no time in sending to America a Minister fully empowered to consign them to a formal and regular Treaty.
Page 48 - As it appears at the same time, that, in making this offer, his Britannic majesty derives a motive from the equality, now existing, in the relations of the United States, with the two belligerent powers, the president owes it to the occasion, and to himself, to let it be understood, that this equality is a result incident to a state of things, growing out of distinct considerations.
Page 275 - ... to time to adapt their measures to any variation of circumstances, to consider how far the effects of the military operations of the allies or of the internal disposition of France correspond with our present expectations ; and, on a view of the whole, to compare the difficulties or risks which may arise in the prosecution of the contest with the prospect of ultimate success, or of the degree of advantage to be derived from its farther continuance, and to be governed by the result of all these...
Page 74 - I do not envy that man's feelings, who can look over that map »iiliout gathering some notion of what is meant by the deliverance of Europe. I do not envy that man's feelings, who can behold the sufferings of Switzerland, and who derives from that sight no idea of what is meant by the deliverance of Europe.
Page 201 - ... parliament of Ireland, with whom we shall be at all times ready to concur in all such measures as may be found most conducive to the accomplishment of this great and salutary work. And we trust that, after full and mature consideration, such a settlement may be framed and established by the...

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