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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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Europe, 1783-1914

William Simpson, Martin Desmond Jones - History - 2000 - 410 pages
...results were inconclusive, but Pitt declared soon afterwards to the House of Commons that 'there never was a time in the history of this country when from...years of peace than we may at the present moment' which suggested a comfortable isolation from the threat of war (cited in IR Christie, Wars and Revolutions,...
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World History of Warfare

Christon I. Archer - Technology & Engineering - 2002 - 648 pages
...introducing the budget of 1 792 in Britain, happily assured the House of Commons that "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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The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815

N. A. M. Rodger - History - 2005 - 1022 pages
...House of Commons, and looking forward to a future of reducing debt and falling taxation, Pitt declared, unquestionably there never was a time in the history...fifteen years of peace, than we may at the present moment.39 Nine weeks later the European war began. TWENTY-FOUR Plans of Improvement Administration...
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The Line Upon a Wind: The Great War at Sea, 1793-1815

Noel Mostert - History - 2008 - 800 pages
...War in 1783. He now projected peace practically everlasting. 'We must not count with certainty on a continuance of our present prosperity . . . but unquestionably...years of peace, than we may at the present moment.' It was a dizzily wishful utterance from a British premier standing in sight of a world already on the...
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Government Control in War

1945 Lees Knowles lectures - Great Britain - 1945 - 104 pages
...February 1792, just a year before the outbreak of the long war of the French Revolution and Empire, that Unquestionably there never was a time in the history...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment. * And again, more than a century later, we see successive British Governments...
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Military Review, Volume 37

Military art and science - 1957 - 1512 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...situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect IS years of peace, than we may at the present moment. A year later the War of the French Revolution...
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