Select Speeches of the Right Honourable George Canning: With a Preliminary Biographical Sketch, and an Appendix, of Extracts from His Writings and Speeches

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Key and Biddle, 1835 - Great Britain - 583 pages
 

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Page 476 - Thus every good his native wilds impart, Imprints the patriot passion on his heart; And e'en those ills, that round his mansion rise, Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms; And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
Page 463 - I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.
Page 125 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Page 309 - Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs...
Page 551 - Did some rich man tyrannically use you? Was it the 'Squire? or Parson of the Parish? Or the Attorney? Was it the 'Squire, for killing of his game? or Covetous Parson, for his tithes distraining? Or roguish Lawyer, made you lose your little All in a lawsuit? (Have you not read the Rights of Man, by Tom Paine?) Drops of compassion tremble on my eyelids, Ready to fall, as soon as you have told your Pitiful story.
Page 359 - It never was, however, intended as an union for the government of the world, or for the superintendence of the internal affairs of other states.
Page 334 - Parliament, as the petition of the "Friends of the People, associated for the purpose of obtaining a Reform in Parliament.
Page 214 - That an humble address be presented to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent to...
Page 435 - ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution.
Page 440 - ... February, 1810, being founded on circumstances of a temporary nature, which have happily ceased to exist, the said treaty is hereby declared to be void in all its parts, and of no effect ; without prejudice, however, to the ancient treaties of alliance, friendship, and guarantee, which have so long and so happily subsisted between the two Crowns, and which are hereby renewed by the high contracting parties, and acknowledged to be of full force and effect.

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