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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Crissy & Markley, 1850 - 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 127 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Page 463 - I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.
Page 553 - Story ! God bless you ! I have none to tell, sir. Only last night, a-drinking at the Chequers, This poor old hat and breeches, as you see, were Torn in a scuffle, Constables came up for to take me into Custody ; they took me before the justice ; Justice Oldmixon put me in the parishStocks for a vagrant.
Page 361 - 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 545 - Taught her to cherish still in either eye, Of tender tears a plentiful supply, And pour them in the brooks that babbled by ; Taught...
Page 216 - 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 398 - That the state of slavery is repugnant to the principles of the British constitution and of the Christian religion, and that it ought to be gradually abolished throughout the British colonies with as much expedition as may be found consistent with a due regard to the well-being of the parties concerned.
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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