Memoirs Of The Life Sir Samuel Romilly (volume 2) by Sir Samuel RomillyMemoirs Of The Life Sir Samuel Romilly (volume 2) by Sir Samuel Romilly

Memoirs Of The Life Sir Samuel Romilly (volume 2)

bySir Samuel Romilly

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... 1811. Jan. 1st, Tu. Perceval moved the resolution respecting the King's household, which had been postponed from yesterday. I opposed it; and a tolerably accurate statement of my speech appeared in some of the newspapers, the best of which was, I believe, in the Times. The proceedings in 1788 had been relied on as a precedent which ought not to be departed from. It had been stated on the preceding day by Perceval and by several others, to be a precedent of the greater weight, because it had the authority of that great man Mr. Pitt. Among other observations which I made on that precedent, I said it did not acquire additional authority with me from being a precedent established by Mr. Pitt; that I was not among the worshippers of Mr. Pitt's memory; that he was, undoubtedly, a man of most extra-Mr. Pitt' ordinary and splendid talents, but that much more, TMpjSJ. in my opinion, was necessary to entitle a Minister man-. to the character of a great man; and that, with all the talents that Mr. Pitt possessed, and the great influence which he had so long enjoyed, I looked in vain for any acts of his administration by which he had increased the happiness or improved the condition of any portion of his fellow A better account of this speech is to be found in Cobbett's Debates. subjects. I then said that, in 1788, Mr. Pitt could not be considered as a statesman pronouncing an impartial judgment on a great constitutional question; that he was deeply interested in the transactions of that time, and was desirous of retaining his power as long as he could, and of transmitting it (when he should be obliged to give it up) as much curtailed as possible to his successors. These observations were extremely unpleasant, as I had no doubt they would be, to many of my political...
Title:Memoirs Of The Life Sir Samuel Romilly (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217020739

ISBN - 13:9780217020732