Memoirs Of The Life Of The Right Honourable George Canning (volume 2)

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJohn Styles

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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.1830 Excerpt: ... this moment received, of course preclude any other answer, on my part, to the misapprehensions and misrepresentations with which it abounds, than that I will cheerfully give your lordship the satisfaction which you require. "I am, &c. George Canning. "Lord Viscount Castlereagh," &c. On Thursday, 21st September, 1809, these right honourable gentlemen met on Putney Heath, attended by their respective seconds; Lord Castlereagh by the Earl of Yarmouth, and Mr. Canning by Mr. Ellis. The meeting took place at six in the morning, near the telegraph. After taking their ground, they fired by signal, and missed; and no explanation taking place, they fired at each other a second time, when the ball from Lord Castlereagh's pistol went through Mr. Canning's thigh, on the outer side of the bone. This, however, would not have terminated the affair, had not the seconds interfered when they perceived the blood streaming from Mr. Canning's wound, who was in the attitude to receive and return another fire. There is something extremely deadly in this, and gives the whole transaction a character of malicious hate, at least on the part of the challenger, from which a well regulated mind instinctively revolts. Indeed, we are told, that the feeling which produced the duel did not end with it. "Castlereagh," said Sheridan," is an Irishman even in his quarrels, for he was not a whit more satisfied after receiving satisfaction than before." How could such a man be a generous adversary? He that never gave human nature credit for a virtue, how could he be expected to display even ils semblance, when hurried to the forgetfulness of himself by the energy of feeling!' It is in the hour of excitement that we discover the real characters of men. And he that could view his antagonist bleedin...

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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.1830 Excerpt: ... this moment received, of course preclude any other answer, on my part, to the misapprehensions and misrepresentations with which...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217021697

ISBN - 13:9780217021692

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