The Speeches of the Right Honourable Charles James Fox, in the House of Commons ...

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815 - Great Britain
 

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Page 587 - Though poor the peasant's hut, his feasts though small, He sees his little lot the lot of all ; Sees no contiguous palace rear its head, To shame the meanness of his humble shed...
Page 457 - That Mr. Speaker do issue his warrant to the clerk of the crown, to make out a new writ...
Page 469 - That an humble address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the thanks of this House for his most gracious message to this House, signified by His Grace the Lord-lieutenant.
Page 303 - That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, that his Majesty will be graciously pleased to give directions; that a Minister may be sent to Paris, to treat with those persons who exercise provisionally the functions of Executive Government in France, touching such points as may be in discussion between his Majesty and his Allies, and the French Nation...
Page 381 - ... massacre! Thousands of them were inhumanly, wantonly butchered! And for what ? Because they had dared to join in a wish to meliorate their own condition as a people, and to improve their constitution, which had been confessed by their own sovereign to be in want of amendment. And such is the hero upon whom the cause of religion and social order is to repose!
Page 367 - Called by the wishes of the French nation to occupy the first magistracy of the republic, I think it proper, on entering into office, to make a direct communication of it to your majesty. " The war, which for eight years has ravaged the four quarters of the world, must it be eternal? Are there no means of coming to an understanding?
Page 456 - It may be thought, perhaps, to savour too much of the sanguine views of youth to stand the test of a rigid philosophical inquiry : but it is at least cheering and consolatory, and that in this instance it may be exemplified is, I am confident, the sincere wish of every man who hears me : —
Page 369 - Were we not told, as an unanswerable argument against treating, " that she could not hold out another campaign — that nothing but peace could save her — that she wanted only time to recruit her exhausted finances — that to grant her repose was to grant her the means of again molesting this country, and that we had nothing to do but persevere for a short time, in order to save ourselves forever from the consequences of her ambition and her Jacobinism...
Page 367 - Are there no means of coming to an understanding ? How can the two most enlightened nations of Europe, powerful and strong beyond what their safety and independence require...
Page 400 - ... can no longer depend on his own fortune, his own genius, and his own talents, for a continuance of his success ; he must be under the necessity of employing other generals, whose misconduct or incapacity might endanger his power, or whose triumphs even might affect the interest which he holds in the opinion of the French. Peace, then, would secure to him what he has achieved, and fix the inconstancy of fortune. But this will not be his only motive. He must see that France also requires a respite...

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