Speeches of the Right Honourable William Pitt, in the House by William Pitt

Speeches of the Right Honourable William Pitt, in the House

William Pitt
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  • ISBN
    9780217106801 / 0217106803
  • Title Speeches of the Right Honourable William Pitt, in the House
  • Author William Pitt
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 158
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 229mm x 18mm x 152mm


This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Volume: 2; Original Published by: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme in 1808 in 461 pages; Subjects: Great Britain; Biography & Autobiography / General; Biography & Autobiography / Historical; Biography & Autobiography / Political; History / Europe / Great Britain; Law / General;

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1808. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... strength, and health to the members of the community; if the government was just and unambitious, as wisdom and sound policy dictate; if order reigned in her senates, morals in the private walk of life, and in their public places there were to be found the temples of their God, supported in dignity, and resorted to with pious awe, and strengthening veneration by the people, there would be in France the reality of a well-regulated state, under whatever denomination, but obruit male partum, male retenttim, male gestum imperium. Whilst republican France continues what it is, then I make war against republican France; but if I should see any chance of the return of a government that did not threaten to endanger the, existence of other governments, far be it from me to breathe hostility to it. I must first see this change of fortune to France and to Europe make its progress with rapid and certain steps, before I relax in the assertion of those rights, which, dearer to Britons than all the world, because by them better understood and more fully enjoyed, are the common property, the links of union of the regular governments of Europe. I must regard as an enemy, and treat as such, a government which is founded on those principles of universal anarchy, and frightful injustice, which, sometimes awkwardly dissembled, and sometimes insolently avowed, but always destructive, distinguish it from every other government of Europe. The motion passed without a division. February 3, 1800. The order of the day being read for taking his Majesty's message into consideration, Mr. Dundas moved an address to the throne, approving of the answers that had been returned to the late communications from France, relative to a negociation for peace. After Mr. Whitbread and Mr. Erskine had deli...

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Speeches of the Right Honourable William Pitt, in the House