Life of William, Earl of Shelburne, Afterwards First Marquess of Lansdowne Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...the fate of the particular parts which were committed to his care, for I do not conceive that anything but the checks which stopped his military career, could have prevented his being Prime Minister. He was however prepared for another destiny: he took the military line, and was rapidly advanced in it. "He ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...the fate of the particular parts which were committed to his care, for I do not conceive that anything but the checks which stopped his military career, could have prevented his being Prime Minister. He was however prepared for another destiny: he took the military line, and was rapidly advanced in it. "He commanded a regiment in Flanders and in Scotland. I have heard the officers of the regiment affirm that he was frequently found in Scotland listening at the officers' tents to hear what was said of him. "He afterwards attended his father when he was appointed a second time Lord-Lieutenant of that Kingdom as Secretary, and, together with Primate Stone, whom the Duke of Dorset made Primate, threw that kingdom into the utmost confusion, by attempting measures which Government had not the power either here or there to carry through, and which they had still less the ability and the weight to conduct.2 They attempted a change of measures and modes of administration at one and the same time, and without the least regard to public opinion, and that at a time when the characteristic of English Government was its moderation, and the only chance of its subsisting was its candour, its integrity, and its inoffensiveness: Mr. Pelham just dead, and the Duke of Newcastle weak and incompetent, attacked on all sides by younger men of ability and vigour, who were seeking for every breath of popularity to aid them against him. 1 See mpra, p. 14. 2 The Duke of Dorset was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1731 to 1737 and 1751 to 1755. "Ireland had been governed by a few men who were called undertakers. They were commonly appointed Lords Justices in the absence of the Lord-Lieutenant, and were used on his arrival once in two years to undertake, as it was termed, ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781151232731
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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