The Annals of Our Time: A Diurnal of Events, Social and Political, Home and Foreign, from the Accession of Queen Victoria, June 20, 1837

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Macmillan and Company, 1879 - Chronology, Historical - 1033 pages
 

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Page 57 - Gazette of this day contains the official announcement that "the Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
Page 4 - Emperor, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, and a...
Page 125 - Treaty, as from the operation of the instrument as a whole. A discussion limited to Articles selected by one Power in the Congress would be an illusory remedy for the dangers to English interests and to the permanent peace of Europe, which would result from the state of things which the Treaty proposes to establish.
Page 58 - Throughout my public life I have aimed at two chief results. Not insensible to the principle of progress, I have endeavoured to reconcile change with that respect for tradition which is one of the main elements of our social strength; and in external affairs I have endeavoured to develop and strengthen our empire, believing that a combination of achievement and responsibility elevates the character and condition of a people.
Page 80 - That until such conduct shall have been essentially changed, and guarantees on behalf of the subject populations other than the promises or ostensible measures of the Porte shall have been provided, that Government will...
Page 17 - I see no public advantage in my continuing to act as the leader of the Liberal party ; and that, at the age of sixty-five, and after forty-two years of a laborious public life, I think myself entitled to retire on the present opportunity. This retirement is dictated to me by my personal views as to the best method of spending the closing years of my life. I need hardly say that my conduct in Parliament will continue to be governed by the principles on which I have heretofore acted ; and, whatever...
Page 8 - only arrive at one conclusion, namely, that they point to the abolition of that religious settlement which has prevailed in this country for more than two centuries, and on which depends much of our civil liberty." He thought it would be a great danger to the country if such propositions were not at once brought under discussion. Therefore, should the second reading of the Bill before the House be voted after the conclusion of the pending debate, he would give the right hon. gentleman an opportunity...
Page 56 - Commissioner, stigmatised in his official report, drawn up after a visit to the spot, as " perhaps the most heinous crime that has stained the history of the present century.
Page 62 - Excellency's request, when he pledged his word of honour that he had no intention of acquiring Constantinople, and that, if necessity should oblige him to occupy a portion of Bulgaria, it would only be provisionally, and until the peace and safety of the Christian population were secured.
Page 133 - If Batoum, Ardahan, Kars, or any of them shall be retained by Russia, and if any attempt shall be made at any future time by Russia to take possession of any further portion of the Asiatic territories of the Sultan, as fixed by the definitive Treaty of Peace, England engages to join the Sultan in defending them by force of arms.

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