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" To conclude, my Lords: if the Ministers thus persevere in misadvising and misleading the King, I will not say that they can alienate the affections of his subjects from his crown; but I will affirm that they will make the crown not worth his wearing.... "
Anecdotes of the life of ... William Pitt, earl of Chatham [by J. Almon ... - Seite 273
von John Almon - 1810
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Manual of Composition and Rhetoric

John Hays Gardiner, George Lyman Kittredge, Sarah Louise Arnold - 1907 - 500 Seiten
...them may attain their ends; but what one performs by hazard, the other does by skill. — DRYDEN. 6. To conclude, my lords, if the ministers thus persevere...betrayed; but I will pronounce that the kingdom is undone.—.CHATHAM. 7. It is not common to meet with a writer who can make you smile, and yet at nobody's...
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The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, Band 10

Benjamin Franklin - 1907 - 656 Seiten
...the precipice." that day has been preserved but in meagre outline. The conclusion of it is famous: "If the ministers thus persevere in misadvising and...but I will pronounce, that the kingdom is undone." The motion, which was that General Gage should remove his Majesty's forces from the town of Boston,...
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Farmer George, Band 2

Lewis Melville, Lewis Saul Benjamin - 1907
...misleading the King, I will not say that they can alienate the affections of his subjects from the Crown ; but I will affirm that they will make the...betrayed ; but I will pronounce that the kingdom is undone."1 No wonder the King heaped upon the statesman, who endeavoured so eloquently to thwart his...
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Walks & Talks about Historic Boston

Albert William Mann - 1917 - 586 Seiten
...of his subjects from his crown; but 1 will affirm, they will make the crown not worth his wearing. 1 will not say that the King is betrayed, but I will pronounce that the Kingdom is undone." This bold speech aroused the King to great anger and expressed his desire for the arrival of the day...
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Speech on Conciliation with America

Edmund Burke - 1919 - 319 Seiten
...you to allay the ferment in America — by a removal of your troops from Boston, by a repeal of your acts of Parliament, and by demonstration of amicable...; but I will pronounce that the kingdom is undone. FROM SPEECH OF PITT, Nov. 1777 I love and honor the British troops ; I know their virtue and their...
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History of the City of New York: Its Origin, Rise and Progress ..., Band 2

Martha Joanna Lamb - 1921
...particularly when he added : — " If the ministers persevere in thus misadvising and misleading the king, I will not say that the king is betrayed, but I will pronounce that the kingdom is undone ; I will not say, that they can alienate the affections of his subjects from his crown, but I will...
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The Edinburgh Review, Band 67

1838
...proved. The concluding sentence of the speech has been often cited — ' If the Ministers persevere. in misleading the King, I will not say that they can...but I will pronounce that the kingdom is undone.' Again, in 1777, after describing the course of the war and ' the traffic and barter driven with every...
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The Life of William Pitt, Volume 2: Earl of Chatham

Basil Williams - 1966 - 432 Seiten
...Empire, hungrily watching the prey that she is only waiting for the right moment to pounce upon. ... To conclude, my Lords, if the ministers thus persevere...betrayed ; but I will pronounce that the kingdom is undone.1 1 This is the first of the two speeches admirably reported by Hugh Boyd. As an example of...
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The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies, 1760-1785

Don Cook - 1996 - 416 Seiten
...affections of his subjects from his crown, but I will affirm that they will make his crown not worth wearing. I will not say that the King is betrayed, but I will announce that the Kingdom is undone. The debate that followed was brief. The motion to withdraw the...
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The War for American Independence: From 1760 to the Surrender at Yorktown in ...

Samuel B. Griffith - 2002 - 725 Seiten
...and misleading" him, he could affirm that they would make the crown not worth the wearing. "I shall not say that the King is betrayed; but I will pronounce that the Kingdom is undone." He then moved that "an humble Address" be presented, advising and beseeching His Majesty, as a first...
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