Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, Second Marquess of Londonderry, Volume 4

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Page 324 - On the other hand, should the catholics be " sensible of the benefit they possess, by having so " many characters of eminence pledged not to embark " in the service of government, except on the terms " of the catholic privileges being obtained...
Page 244 - I trust, rational hope ; but if it is not to be the case, I thank God for having gifted me with a sanguine disposition. To that disposition I run from reflection ; and if my hopes are without foundation — if a precipice is opening under my feet from which duty will not suffer me to run back — I am grateful for that sanguine disposition which leads me to the brink, and throws me down, while my eyes are still raised to the vision of happiness that my fancy formed in the heavens.
Page 40 - In the mean time they will prudently consider their prospects as arising from the persons who now espouse their interests, and compare them with those which they could look to from any other quarter. They may with confidence rely on the zealous support of all those who retire, and of many who remain in office, when it can be given with a prospect of success. They...
Page 12 - I certainly did not then hear any direct objection stated against the principle of the measure by any one of the ministers then present. You will, I have no doubt, recollect, that, so far from any serious hesitation being entertained in respect to the principle, it was even discussed whether an immediate declaration...
Page 386 - At a meeting of the Roman Catholic prelates, held in Dublin the 17th, 18th, and 19th of January, 1799, to deliberate on a proposal...
Page 39 - ... the measure with all its advantages, and they have retired. from His Majesty's service, considering this line of conduct as most likely to contribute
Page 20 - ... an important letter recapitulating all the previous steps that had been taken. In reply he must have been authorized to assure the Lord Lieutenant that Mr. Pitt would abide by his own opinion ; for a few days afterwards we find Lord Cornwallis write to Lord Castlereagh in the following terms : — " Your letter, dated the 7th, afforded me very sincere satisfaction. If Mr. Pitt is firm, he will meet with no difficulty.
Page 11 - I recollect, nearly to the following effect — that we had a majority in Parliament composed of very doubtful materials ; that the Protestant body was divided on the question, with the disadvantage of Dublin and the Orange Societies against us ; and that the Catholics were holding back under a doubt whether the Union would facilitate or impede their object.
Page 339 - Majesty, and more advantageous to the public interest than any attempt to alter the Bill so as to bring it nearer to the strict letter of the Irish Act. The points of difference which exist between that law and the present Bill relate to matters the consideration of which (as it appears to them) it is almost impossible to separate from the measure itself...
Page 244 - ... disappear, I have ardent, and I trust rational hopes ; but if it is not to be the case, I thank God for having gifted me with a sanguine disposition.

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