Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, Second Marquess of Londonderry

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Page 239 - Celui qui règne dans les cieux, et de qui relèvent tous les empires, à qui seul appartient la gloire, la majesté et l'indépendance, est aussi le seul qui se glorifie de faire la loi aux rois, et de leur donner, quand il lui plaît, de grandes et de terribles leçons...
Page 19 - The truth is, they look only to their sale. They make their way like sycophants with the public, by finding out the prejudices and prepossessions of the moment, and then flattering them ; and the number of soi-disant Government or Opposition papers abound just as the Government is generally popular or unpopular.
Page 101 - The immediate object to be kept in view is to inspire the States of Europe as long as we can with a sense of the dangers which they have surmounted by their union, of the hazards they will incur by a relaxation of vigilance, to make them feel that the existing concert is their only perfect security against the revolutionary embers more or less existing in every State of Europe ; and that their true wisdom is to keep down the petty contentions of ordinary times, and to stand together in support of...
Page 12 - Majesty's possessions: so, on the other hand, the British Government does not pretend to interfere with the fishery in which the subjects of the United States may be engaged, either on the Grand Bank of Newfoundland, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, or other places in the sea, without the jurisdiction of the maritime league from the coasts under the dominion of Great Britain.
Page 322 - Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted, or distressed in mind, body, or estate ; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions.
Page 14 - The other claimants would be less likely to sell. In taking, therefore, the disinterested line, we have in truth made no real sacrifice, whilst we shall escape odium and misrepresentation ; and if, through the weight of the Prince Regent's interference, the Pope should ultimately recover his property, His Royal Highness would probably feel it more consistent with his munificence to give this old man a small sum out of the French contribution, to enable him to carry home his Gallery, than to see him...
Page 15 - Netherlands, doing otherwise than giving his aid to remove, by force if necessary, these objects; and it becomes Great Britain not less to see the same measures of justice distributed to her immediate ally as that which has been obtained by the adjacent States. ' The protection of the Pope and of the other Italian Princes more immediately belongs to the Emperor of Austria; and although his Imperial Majesty is alive to the subject, I think he will be very...
Page 15 - Mecklenburg, and other of the minor Powers in the North of Germany, to recover in like manner what belonged to them. This proceeding of the Prussians makes it almost indispensable for the King of the Netherlands to replace in the churches of Belgium the pictures of which they were despoiled. His Majesty, I believe, feels this so strongly, that he would rather sacrifice his own family collection now in the Louvre than fail in this act of political duty...
Page 39 - Liverpool, whose judgment throughout had been as steady as it was sound : — ' We have been most truly gratified with reading the Duke of Wellington's letter to you on the subject of removing the pictures, &c., from the Museum. It is a most satisfactory statement throughout, and will, I trust, sooner or later, meet tho public eye.
Page 101 - In the present state of Europe, it is the province of Great Britain to turn the confidence she has inspired to the account of peace, by exercising a conciliatory influence between the Powers, rather than put herself at the head of any combinations of Courts to keep others in check.

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