Memoirs and correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, second marquess of Londonderry

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Page 474 - I still feel great doubts about the acquisition in sovereignty of so many Dutch colonies. I am sure our reputation on the Continent, as a feature of strength, power, and confidence, is of more real moment to us than an acquisition thus made.
Page 341 - I am sorry that it is not in my power to give you any information respecting it, as I have never seen any of it used.
Page 75 - I must particularly entreat you to keep your attention upon Antwerp. The destruction of that arsenal is essential to our safety. To leave it in the hands of France is little short of imposing upon Great Britain the charge of a perpetual war establishment.
Page 215 - His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, has...
Page 438 - ... what cause, profits will fall ; but there are two causes which raise the wages of labour, — one the demand for labourers being great in proportion to the supply, — the other that the food and necessaries of the labourer are difficult of production or require a great deal of labour to produce them. The more I reflect on the subject the more I am convinced that the latter cause has an incessant operation. It is very seldom that the whole additional produce obtained with the same quantity of...
Page 434 - ... individuals who wish for another system to be established in Italy, not to afford any plausible occasion or pretext for umbrage to those with whom we are acting, but with whom our relations may not be such as at once to generate confidence.
Page 349 - At day-break the enemy having turned the guns of the place, opened their fire against the troops on the unprotected rampart, and the reserve of the 4th column (the Koyal Scotch) retired from the Water Port Gate, followed by the 33d.
Page 353 - Jones, relative to the comfort of the prisoners, and my obligation to that officer, and to Major Stanhope, on this occasion. I am anxious, too, to do justice to the conduct of General Bizanet, which, truly characteristic of a brave man, has been marked from the first with the most kind and humane attentions to the prisoners. He has sent me the name of an officer, prisoner in England, formerly his...
Page 449 - Bonaparte has accepted the terms offered by the Allies for his future existence, and that of his family, I cannot resist offering my humble congratulations that the tragedy which has desolated Europe has come to a close, and that the exit of the individual from the stage where he has so long exhibited, should be marked by that degradation which his career has so deservedly entailed upon him. Almighty God has been pleased to teach the nations of the world a lesson which future ages...
Page 434 - ... conduct strictly within the circle of his obligations. Should your lordship have brought any supply of arms with your expedition, I must particularly enjoin your lordship not to employ them in any loose or general armament of the people. It is not insurrection we now want in Italy, or elsewhere — we want disciplined force, under Sovereigns we can trust.

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