Life of William, Earl of Shelburne, Afterwards First Marguess of Lansdowne: 1776-1805

Macmillan and Company, 1876
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Side 100 - Observations on Civil Liberty and the Justice and Policy of the War with America, which was followed in the same spirit, in 1777, by his Observations on the Nature of Civil Government.
Side 312 - Religion — language — interest — affections may, and I hope will yet prove a bond of permanent union between the two countries : to this end, neither attention nor disposition shall be wanting on my part.
Side 84 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
Side 27 - I would rather lose the Crown I now wear, than bear the ignominy of possessing it under their shackles.
Side 277 - The navigation of the river Mississippi, from its source to the ocean, shall forever remain free and open to the subjects of Great Britain and the citizens of the United States.
Side 177 - For this purpose you are to make the most candid and confidential communications upon all subjects to the ministers of our generous ally the King of France, to undertake nothing in the negotiations for peace or truce without their knowledge and concurrence and ultimately to govern yourselves by their advice and Opinion...
Side 345 - from the moment when he should make any terms with " one of them, he would rest satisfied to be called the most " infamous of mankind : he could not for an instant " think of a coalition with men, who in every public and " private transaction, as Ministers, had shewn themselves "• void of every principle of honour and honesty : in the " hands of such men he would not trust his honour, even ','•for a minute*.
Side 189 - ... the allowance of independence to America upon Great Britain's being restored to the situation she was placed in by the treaty of 1763, and that Mr. Fox shall submit to the consideration of the King a proper person to make a similar communication to M. de Vergennes.
Side 303 - I should be miserable indeed if I did not feel that no blame on that account can be laid at my door, and did I not also know that knavery seems to be so much the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.
Side 190 - It has reached me, that Mr. Walpole esteems himself much injured by your going to Paris, and that he conceives it was a measure of mine, intended to take the present negotiation with the court of France out of his hands, which he conceives to have been previously commenced through his channel, by Mr. Fox. I must desire that you will have the goodness to call upon Mr. Walpole, and explain to him distinctly, how very little foundation there is for so unjust a suspicion, as I knew of no such intercourse.