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Selected Speeches on British Foreign Policy 1738-1914

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Author: Unknown
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 158,028 / 457 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.9
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 721
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8088
Genres: Politics, Essays
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is alitem'. The army is the thunder of the Crown. The Ministry have tied up the hand which should direct the bolt.

My Lords, I remember that Minorca was lost for want of four battalions. They could not be spared from hence; and there was a delicacy about taking them from Ireland. I was one of those who promoted an inquiry into that matter in the other House; and I was convinced that we had not regular troops sufficient for the necessary service of the nation. Since the moment the plan of augmentation was first talked of, I have constantly and warmly supported it among my friends: I have recommended it to several members of the Irish House of Commons, and exhorted them to support it with their utmost interest in Parliament. I did not foresee, nor could I conceive it possible, the Ministry would accept of it, with a condition that makes the plan itself ineffectual, and, as far as it operates, defeats every useful purpose of maintaining a standing military force. His Majesty is now so confined, by hi

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