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" We must not count with certainty on a continuance of our present prosperity during such an interval ; but unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country, when, from the situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen... "
Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt - Pagina 140
door Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - 1867
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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 6

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - 1891
...years I am not naming a period in which events may arise which human foresight cannot reach . . . but unquestionably there never was a time in the history...situation of Europe we might more reasonably expect fifieen years of peace than we may at the present moment.' 2 The Cassandra warnings of Burke were indeed...
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Pitt

Archibald Philip Primrose Earl of Rosebery - 1893 - 298 pagina’s
...subsidy for the Hessian mercenaries. And to raise hopes of further reductions he declared that : " Unquestionably there , never was a time in the history of this country when/ _ from the situation of Europe we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the presenf...
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The Life and Works of Robert Burns, Volume 3

Robert Burns - 1896
...the country. ' Unquestionably,' said Pitt, in his famous Budget speech of this period, ' there never was a time in the history of this country when from...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment.'* Not a whisper was yet heard of British intervention in the quarrel between...
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire ..., Volume 2

Alfred Thayer Mahan - 1898
...estimates provided for only sixteen thousand seamen and marines. " Unquestionably," said he, "there never was a time in the history of this country, when, from...situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fiftet-n years of peace than at the present moment. " When the war with Germany began, Great Britain...
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The United Kingdom: A Political History, Volume 2

Goldwin Smith - 1899
...drawing him back. In 1792, bringing in his budget, he held out a prospect of relief from taxes within fifteen years ; " for although," said he, " we must...fifteen years of peace than we may at the present moment." He reduced the navy and looked forward to general reduction of armaments, abolition of customs...
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From the Low Countries to Egypt

William Henry Fitchett - 1900
...before the great war began — Pitt reduced his vote for the navy, and told the House of Commons, " unquestionably there never was a time in the history...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment >. ' " The ' longer I work at politics," said Bismarck, " the less do I believe...
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Memoirs of King George the Third, his life and reign

John Heneage Jesse - 1901
...late as the month of February, 1792, he unhesitatingly expressed his conviction in Parliament, that " unquestionably there never was a time in the history...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment." In like manner, when war had become inevitable, he pointed with his accustomed...
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Ten Englishmen of the Nineteenth Century: Wellington, Canning, Stephenson ...

James Richard Joy - 1902 - 260 pagina’s
...Pitt, Prime Minister of George III., unfolding his annual budget in the House of Commons, declared, "Unquestionably there never was a time in the history...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace, than at the present moment." Yet within a twelvemonth after this utterance, apparently sincere, France and...
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The French Revolution: Chapters from the Author's History of England During ...

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - 1904 - 585 pagina’s
...years I am not naming a period in which events may arise which human foresight cannot reach . . . but unquestionably there never was a time in the history...fifteen years of peace, than we may at the present moment.'' The Cassandra warnings of Burke were indeed still heard, but they had never been so completely...
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The Historians' History of the World: Scotland, Ireland, England since 1792

Henry Smith Williams - 1904
...foreign complications as he was in 1792. In the February of that year he asserted in a speech that: "Unquestionably there never was a time in the history...this country when from the situation of Europe we may more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than we may at the present moment." In consequence...
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