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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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The United Kingdom: A Political History, Volume 2

Goldwin Smith - Great Britain - 1899 - 500 pages
...not count with certainty on the continuance of our present prosperity during such an interval, yet unquestionably there never was a time in the history...years of peace than we may at the present moment." He reduced the navy and looked forward to general reduction of armaments, abolition of customs duties,...
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From the Low Countries to Egypt

William Henry Fitchett - Europe - 1900 - 416 pages
...before the great war began — Pitt reduced his vote for the navy, and told the House of Commons, " unquestionably there never was a time in the history...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment >. ' " The ' longer I work at politics," said Bismarck, " the less do I believe...
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Memoirs of King George the Third, his life and reign

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1901 - 520 pages
...late as the month of February, 1792, he unhesitatingly expressed his conviction in Parliament, that " unquestionably there never was a time in the history...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment." In like manner, when war had become inevitable, he pointed with his accustomed...
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Ten Englishmen of the Nineteenth Century: Wellington, Canning, Stephenson ...

James Richard Joy - Biography - 1902 - 302 pages
...Pitt, Prime Minister of George III., unfolding his annual budget in the House of Commons, declared, "Unquestionably there never was a time in the history...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace, than at the present moment." Yet within a twelvemonth after this utterance, apparently sincere, France and...
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The French Revolution: Chapters from the Author's History of England During ...

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - France - 1904 - 616 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....
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The Historians' History of the World: Scotland, Ireland, England since 1792

Henry Smith Williams - World History - 1904 - 728 pages
...foreign complications as he was in 1792. In the February of that year he asserted in a speech that: "Unquestionably there never was a time in the history...this country when from the situation of Europe we may more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than we may at the present moment." In consequence...
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William Pitt: By Charles Whibley

Charles Whibley - Europe - 1906 - 410 pages
...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...years of peace than we may at the present moment." Thus it is that some malignant sprite loves to perplex the wise. England was on the edge of a war destined...
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The Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1906 - 1284 pages
...language even more assured. He said— " Unquestionably there never was a time in the history of the country when from the situation of Europe we might...reasonably •expect fifteen years of peace than we may at th« present moment." Before the year was out England was thrown into a struggle lasting over twenty...
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"Airy Nothings."

Watson Surr - 1907 - 240 pages
...Pitt said in the House of Commons that " unquestionably there never was a time in the history of the country when, from the situation of Europe, we might...years of peace than we may at the present moment." Many will here recall the similar remark made by Mr. Hammond to Lord Granville a few days before the...
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The Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1908 - 1138 pages
...safely be made in our naval ani military establishments." On the same occasion Mr. Pitt said that " unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country when, from the situation in Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than we may at the present moment."...
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