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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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William Pitt: By Charles Whibley

Charles Whibley - 1906 - 347 pagina’s
...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...fifteen years of peace than we may at the present moment." Thus it is that some malignant sprite loves to perplex the wise. England was on the edge of...
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The Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - 1906
...language even more assured. He said— " Unquestionably there never was a time in the history of the country when from the situation of Europe we might...reasonably •expect fifteen years of peace than we may at th« present moment." Before the year was out England was thrown into a struggle lasting over twenty...
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"Airy Nothings."

Watson Surr - 1907
...Pitt said in the House of Commons that " unquestionably there never was a time in the history of the country when, from the situation of Europe, we might...fifteen years of peace than we may at the present moment." Many will here recall the similar remark made by Mr. Hammond to Lord Granville a few days...
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The Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - 1908
...safely be made in our naval ani military establishments." On the same occasion Mr. Pitt said that " unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country when, from the situation in Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than we may at the present moment."...
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The Story of British Diplomacy: Its Makers and Movements

Thomas Hay Sweet Escott - 1908 - 419 pagina’s
...Office described the European horizon as absolutely cloudless. So, in 1792, Pitt had never known a time when, from the situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years' peace. That indeed was not the view of a professional diplomatist like Auckland, or of a political...
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Woodrow Wilson: The Man and His Work

Henry Jones Ford - 1916 - 332 pagina’s
...history are apt to begin when least expected. In February, 1792, Pitt informed the House of Commons that "unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country when from the situation in Europe we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than the present moment." But the...
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Infantry Journal, Volume 23

1923
...reason that they lend color to Mr. Thayer 's statement. In February, 1782, William Pitt said : ' ' Never was a time in the history of this country when from the situation in Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment." But...
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Life of William Pitt

John Holland Rose - 1924 - 632 pagina’s
...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...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment. Imagination pictures what might possibly have been the outcome of events if...
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The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 8, The American and French ...

Albert Goodwin, Elliot H. Goodwin - 1976 - 772 pagina’s
...the situation was such that Pitt could advise a reduction of the naval estimates on the ground that 'unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country when, from the situation in Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than we may at the present time'.2...
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A Short History of England

R. J. A. White - 1967 - 304 pagina’s
...led him to make his most famous, and most derided, prophecy in his Budget Speech of 17 February 1792: 'Unquestionably there never was a time in the history...more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace than at the present moment.' This was certainly not the speech of a warmonger on the watch for a chance...
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