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" We must not count with certainty on a continuance of our present prosperity during such an interval ; but unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country, when, from the situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen... "
Memorials and Correspondence of Charles James Fox - Page 10
by Charles James Fox - 1854
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Taxation, from the Civil War to the present day

Stephen Dowell - Taxation - 1884 - 484 pages
...speech on the consideration of the public revenue and expenditure, February 17, in which he stated that 'unquestionably there never was a time in the history...might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace.' Lord Grenville, who had been made a peer in November 1790,2 had in the previous August expressed a...
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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 6

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Great Britain - 1887 - 644 pages
...fifteen years I am not naming a period in which events may arise which human foresight cannot reach . . . but unquestionably there never was a time in the history...years of peace than we may at the present moment.' ' The Cassandra warnings of Burke were indeed still heard, but they had never been so completely disregarded.3...
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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 6

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Great Britain - 1887 - 648 pages
...fifteen years I am not naming a period in which events may arise which human foresight cannot reach . . . but unquestionably there never was a time in the history...this country when from the situation of Europe we j might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than we / may at the present moment.' ' The Cassandra...
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A History of Taxation and Taxes in England from the Earliest Times ..., Volume 2

Stephen Dowell - Taxation - 1888 - 618 pages
...acknowledged its ' splendour,' and the impression it made on the committee. In this he stated that ' unquestionably there never was a time in the history...might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace.' Lord Grenville* had in the previous August expressed a similar opinion. Writing to his brother, 1 32...
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Pitt

Archibald Philip Primrose Earl of Rosebery - Great Britain - 1891 - 382 pages
...subsidy for the Hessian mercenaries. And to raise hopes of further reductions he declared that : " Unquestionably there never was a time in the history...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment." This, it may be said, is a random expression in debate. Even in a budget speech,...
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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 6

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Great Britain - 1891 - 640 pages
...fifteen years I am not naming a period in which events may arise which human foresight cannot reach . . . but unquestionably there never was a time in the history...situation of Europe we might more reasonably expect fifieen years of peace than we may at the present moment.' 2 The Cassandra warnings of Burke were indeed...
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Pitt

Archibald Philip Primrose Earl of Rosebery - 1893 - 318 pages
...subsidy for the Hessian mercenaries. And to raise hopes of further reductions he declared that : " Unquestionably there , never was a time in the history of this country when/ _ from the situation of Europe we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the presenf...
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The Life and Works of Robert Burns, Volume 3

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1896 - 502 pages
...the country. ' Unquestionably,' said Pitt, in his famous Budget speech of this period, ' there never was a time in the history of this country when from...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment.'* Not a whisper was yet heard of British intervention in the quarrel between...
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The Border Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 19

Nicholas Dickson, William Sanderson - Scotland - 1914 - 320 pages
...should quote the very words of Mr Pitt, in a speech made this very mouth of February, 1792. He said: — "Unquestionably there never was a time in the history...of this country when, from the situation of Europe, they might reasonably expect fifteen years' of peace than we may at the present time. It was true that...
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire ..., Volume 2

Alfred Thayer Mahan - France - 1898 - 464 pages
...estimates provided for only sixteen thousand seamen and marines. " Unquestionably," said he, "there never was a time in the history of this country, when, from...situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fiftet-n years of peace than at the present moment. " When the war with Germany began, Great Britain...
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