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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 Story of British Diplomacy: Its Makers and Movements

Thomas Hay Sweet Escott - Diplomacy - 1908 - 444 pages
...Office described the European horizon as absolutely cloudless. So, in 1792, Pitt had never known a time when, from the situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years' peace. That indeed was not the view of a professional diplomatist like Auckland, or of a political...
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William Pitt and the Great War

John Holland Rose - Europe - 1911 - 654 pages
...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...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment. Imagination pictures what might possibly have been the outcome of events if...
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The History of British Foreign Policy from the Earliest Times to 1912

Arthur Hassall - Great Britain - 1912 - 454 pages
...1792, in proposing a reduction of the expenditure on the army and navy, he had declared that " never was a time in the history of this country, when from...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace, than at the present moment." Before the end of the year, however, a momentous change took place in the European...
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Lord North: Second Earl of Guilford, K. G. 1732-1792, Volume 2

Reginald Lucas - Great Britain - 1913 - 404 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.' He was finance minister before all things, and a finance minister does not love turbulent times. On...
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Lord North: Second Earl of Guilford, K. G. 1732-1792, Volume 2

Reginald Lucas - Great Britain - 1913 - 404 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.' He was finance minister before all things, and a finance minister does not love turbulent times. On...
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The War Speeches of William Pitt, the Younger

William Pitt - Europe - 1915 - 424 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. Having completed his exposition of the Budget, Pitt passed to wider considerations. He showed that...
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The Law of the Sea: A Short History of Some Questions Relating to Neutral ...

George William Thomson Omond - Maritime law - 1916 - 88 pages
...not count on a continuance of the great prosperity which the nation was then enjoying, " there never was a time in the history of this country when, from...reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than we may at this present moment." Even Burke, who so clearly discerned the dangers of the time, said there was...
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Woodrow Wilson: The Man and His Work

Henry Jones Ford - 1916 - 364 pages
...history are apt to begin when least expected. In February, 1792, Pitt informed the House of Commons 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 the present moment." But the...
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British Foreign Policy in Europe to the End of the 19th Century: A Rough Outline

Hugh Edward Egerton - Great Britain - 1918 - 642 pages
...Even when the excesses of the Jacobins damped these high hopes in 1792, he maintained that there never was a time in the history of this country when from...fifteen years of peace than we may at the present moment,2 and cut down the military establishments by 200,000. Again, after the execution of the King...
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Traditions of British Statesmanship: Some Comments on Passing Events

Arthur Douglas Elliot - Germany - 1918 - 256 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 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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