The Speeches Of The Right Honourable George Canning; With A Memoir Of His Life Volume 1

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byGeorge Canning

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... time previous to its dissolution, Mr. Canning accepted the office of Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Lord Grenville. The next session he was returned for Wendover. During the session of 1796 and 1797 Mr. Canning chiefly confined his attention to the immediate and laborious duties which his office required. The speech of Mr. Canning, on the Slave Trade, in the first volume of this work, is as fully and faithfully exhibitive of the various merits of his oratorical style as any speech throughout it. It abounds in the most felicitous points of wit, of argument, of classical beauty, and historical illustration. From his entrance into Parliament, and even before it, Mr. Canning contributed his most assiduous and earnest endeavours to the glorious effort of redeeming humanity from the disgrace, and the British nation from the deep dishonour of the Slave Trade. He was one of the " fearless and faithful few," who resisted the powerful interests opposed to the abolition of this nefarious traffic, at a period when there was the greatest merit--because there was then the greatest difficulty--in resistance. At the outset of Mr. Canning's public life, the Slave Trade was openly and boldly upheld as a source of social strength-- as a legitimate and necessary means of national wealth. The abolitionists were libelled as fanatical enthusiasts;--amid misrepresentations of motives, and calumnies of conduct, however, he fought the good fight, side by side of the benevolent Wilberforce, and lived to rejoice with him, and with the other good men engaged in the same cause, at the triumph they had achieved in the cause of afflicted humanity. The consummation of this great work of comprehensive benevolence did not take place until 1824, when, under Mr....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... time previous to its dissolution, Mr. Canning accepted the office of Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Lo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217397824

ISBN - 13:9780217397827

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