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

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815

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Page 271 - On the following day, Mr. Secretary Dundas having presented to the House the books and papers referred to in the said message, Mr. Pitt moved, " That an humble address be presented to his majesty, to return his majesty the thanks of this House for his most gracious...
Page 27 - Providence, to oppose an effectual barrier to the further progress of a system which strikes at the security and peace of all independent nations, and is pursued in open defiance of every principle of moderation, good faith, humanity, and justice. " In a cause of such general concern, His Majesty has every reason to hope for the cordial co-operation of those Powers who are united with His Majesty by the ties of alliance, or who feel an interest in preventing the extension of anarchy and confusion,...
Page 489 - France might, in their effects, hasten a return of such a state of order and regular government as might be capable of maintaining the accustomed relations of peace and amity with other powers ;" but he also said that our main reliance must be on our naval and military forces.
Page 172 - Illustrious man, deriving honor less from the splendor of his situation than from the dignity of his mind ; before whom all borrowed greatness sinks into insignificance, and all the potentates of Europe (excepting the members of our own royal family) become little and contemptible...
Page 173 - Washington should never once have been called in question ; that he should in no one instance have been accused either of improper insolence or of mean submission in his transactions with foreign nations. It has been reserved for him to run the race of glory without experiencing the smallest interruption to the brilliancy of his career.
Page 454 - That an humble Address be presented to his majesty, that he will be graciously pleased to direct that there be laid before this house, copies of such Proclamations as have been received by his majesty's secretary . of state for foreign affairs, and which have been issued since the arrival...
Page 113 - Let gentlemen read this speech by day and meditate on it by night; let them peruse it again and again, study it, imprint it on their minds, impress it on their hearts — they will there learn that representation is the sovereign remedy for every evil.
Page 431 - That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, that he will be graciously pleased to give directions that a monument be erected in the Cathedral Church of ST.
Page 52 - Army. The maintenance of a standing army, in time of peace, without the consent of Parliament, is prohibited by the Bill of Rights of 1690.
Page 15 - ... of his own dominions ; for supporting his allies; and for opposing views of aggrandizement and ambition on the part of France, which would be at all times dangerous to the general interests of Europe, but are peculiarly so, when connected with the propagation of principles, which lead to the violation of the most sacred duties and are utterly subversive of the peace and order of all civil society.

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