The Speeches Of The Right Honourable George Canning (volume 4); With A Memoir Of His Life

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byGeorge Canning

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ROMAN CATHOLIC PEERS' BILL. APRIL 30th, 1822. Mk. Canning.--If I could flatter myself with the expectation of conveying to the minds of those who hearme, the same conscientious conviction that is impressed upon my own, of the justice and expediency of the measure which 1 am about to recommend to the consideration of the House, I should approach this question with a feeling of confidence, such as I have never before experienced. If I now approach it with feelings of a mixed nature; with much of hope, indeed, but with much of trepidation and anxiety, it is because, if my motion should unhappily fail of success (I trust it will not fail), I have no refuge in the doubtfulness of my case, none in the paucity of arguments to be adduced in support of it,--from the painful but unavoidable conclusion, that a cause unquestionably just, will have been lost by the inability of its advocate. Before I proceed to state the grounds on which I shall call on the House for the removal of the disabilities under which Roman Catholic Peers labour with respect to their undoubted right of sitting and voting in Parliament, it may be expedient to get rid of some particular and preliminary objections, which have been made, rather to the manner and form than to the principle of the proposition which I am bringing forward ; some within the walls of this House, others .in conversation out of doors. The first objection which I shall notice, is one which was originally started by the honourable member for Bristol (Mr. Bright), and has been just now repeated by the honourable member for Somersetshire (Sir T. Lethbridge), that this motion for the admission, or rather the restoration, of Roman Catholic Peers to Parliament, is an insidious attempt to obtain a partial decision on the whole of what ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ROMAN CATHOLIC PEERS' BILL. APRIL 30th, 1822. Mk. Canning.--If I could flatter myself with the expectation of conveying to the minds ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217397832

ISBN - 13:9780217397834

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