The Life of Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston: With Selections from His Diaries and Correspondence, Volum 1


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Side 89 - That part of the island we had landed on was a narrow ridge, not above musket-shot across, bounded on one side by the sea, and on the other by a creek, extending upwards of a mile inland, and nearly communicating with the sea at its head.
Side 324 - One condition required was that I should never, even for the election, set foot in the place ; so jealous was the patron lest any attempt should be made to get a new interest in the borough.
Side 125 - Captain and you are also to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as you shall from time to time receive from...
Side 23 - Terence, Ovid, Homer, Greek Testament, and a collection of Greek epigrams, and after the Easter holidays, which are now drawing near, I shall begin Virgil, Horace, and some more. I am perfectly of your opinion concerning drinking and swearing, which, though fashionable at present, I think extremely ungentlemanlike ; as for getting drunk, I can find no pleasure in it.
Side 75 - ... a different course of policy towards the Catholics of Ireland. These opinions they have never concealed from your Majesty ; they continue strongly impressed with them ; and it is obviously indispensable to their public characters that they should openly avow them, both on the present occasion, and in the possible event of the discussion of the Catholic Petition in Parliament...
Side 271 - ... and papers now to be produced. In the last chapter it was shown that great excitement had been caused by the Clare election, and by the speech of Mr. Dawson (Peel's brother-in-law) at Deny, in which a policy of surrender seemed to be hinted at. " The Clare election," as Lord Palmerston declared, " began a new era, and was an epoch in the history of Ireland"!
Side 28 - Lord Randolph Churchill had only just resigned his position as Leader of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the Exchequer, and he still towered in the forefront of politics.
Side 193 - whom the king," says Lord Palmerston (in a short portion of his biography, which I have not quoted here in extenso, because its substance is repeated in the letters I have given), "had thrown like a live shell into the Cabinet to explode and blow us all up.

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