The History of the Reign of George III.: To which is Prefixed, A View of the Progressive Improvement of England, in Prosperity and Strength, to the Accession of His Majesty, Volume 6

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820 - Great Britain

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Page 403 - is in the south, the Russians threaten the northern frontier, Austria menaces the south-eastern, — yet, shame to speak it ! the nation has not risen in mass to repel them. Every ally has abandoned me — the Bavarians have betrayed me ! — Peace ? — no peace till Munich is in flames !— I demand of you 300,000 men — I will form a camp at...
Page 45 - In my intercourse with Foreign Powers'. I have been actuated by a sincere disposition for the maintenance of peace. It is, nevertheless, impossible for me to lose sight of that established and wise system of policy by which the interests of other states are connected with our own ; and I cannot, therefore, be indifferent to any material change in their relative condition and strength.
Page 48 - This he should not do, whatever might be his desire to have it as a colony, because he did not think it worth the risk of a war, in which he might, perhaps, be...
Page 462 - The powers consequently declare, that Napoleon Bonaparte has placed himself without the pale of civil and social relations, and that as an enemy and disturber of the tranquillity of the world, he has rendered himself liable to public vengeance.
Page 183 - That it is contrary to the. first duties of the confidential servants of the Crown to restrain themselves by any pledge, expressed or implied, from offering to the King any advice which the course of circumstances may render necessary for the welfare and security of any part of his Majesty's extensive empire.
Page 94 - Your majesty has gained more within ten years, both in territory and riches, than the whole extent of Europe. Your nation is at the highest point of prosperity ; what can it hope from war ? — To form a coalition with some powers of the continent ? the continent will remain tranquil : a coalition can only increase the preponderance and continental greatness of France.
Page 81 - England, a change was operating in another quarter, which threatened to involve her in extended hostilities. Since the renewal of war, Spain had maintained an ostensible neutrality, while she continued to serve as the secret ally and vassal of France. By the treaty of St. Ildefonso, concluded in 1796, she had covenanted to furnish a stated contingent of naval and military force, for the prosecution of any war in which France might think proper to engage, specifically renouncing her right to inquire...
Page 339 - Ireland ; with a view to such a final and conciliatory adjustment, as may be conducive to the peace and strength of the united kingdom ; to the stability of the protestant establishment, and to the general satisfaction and concord of all classes of his majesty's subjects.
Page 527 - Papers containing information respecting certain practices, meetings, and combinations in the metropolis, and in different parts of the kingdom, evidently calculated to endanger the public tranquillity, to alienate the affections of his majesty's subjects from his majesty's person and government, and to bring into hatred and contempt the whole system of our laws and constitution.
Page 94 - France only a secondary object ; and does not your majesty already possess more than you know how to preserve ? If your majesty would but reflect, you must perceive that the war is without an object, without any presumable result to yourself. Alas ! what a melancholy prospect to cause two nations to fight, merely for the sake of fighting. The world is sufficiently large for our two nations to live in it, and reason is sufficiently powerful to discover the means of reconciling every thing, when the...

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