The World's Famous Orations - Vol. 4

The World's Famous Orations - Vol. 4

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The World's Famous Orations - Vol. 4

The World's Famous Orations - Vol. 4

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CONTENTS

VOL. IV--GREAT BRITAIN--II (1780-1861)

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PITT--I The War in America Denounced (1781)3

II On an Attempt to Force His Resignation (1784)5

III On the Refusal to Negotiate with France (1800)7

Fox--I On the British Defeat in America (1780)29

II The Tyranny of the East India Company (1783)32

III The Foreign Policy of Washington (1794)35

IV On the Refusal to Negotiate with France (1800)37

WILBERFORCE--On the Horrors of the Slave Trade (1789)60

ERSKINE--On Limitations to Freedom of Speech (1797)71

MACKINTOSH--A Plea for Free Speech (1803)84

CHALMERS--When Old Things Pass Away112

CANNING--On Granting Aid to Portugal (1826)115

MACAULAY--On the Reform Bill (1831)126

BROUGHAM--On Emancipation for the Negro (1838)138

DICKENS--As the Literary Guest of America (1842)150

COBDEN--The Effects of Protection on Agriculture (1845)156

PEEL--For a Repeal of the Corn Laws (1846)180

PALMERSTON--On Affairs in Greece (1850)191

THACKERAY--On Charity and Humor (1852)201

NEWMAN--Catholicism and the Religions of the World (1849)216

BRIGHT--I On the English Foreign Policy (1858)222

II On the "Trent" Affair (1861)243

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