The late Right Honourable William Pitt. The following Extract from one of Mr. Pitt's Speeches must now be read with increased Admiration:"But, Sir, there are some Gentlemen in the House who seem to consider it already certain that the ultimate success to which I am looking is unattainable. They suppose us only contending for the restoration of the French Monarchy, which they believe to be impracticable, and deny to be desirable for this country. We have been asked in the course of this debate, Do you think you can impose Monarchy upon France against the will of the Nation? I never thought it; I never hoped it; I never wished it. I have thought, I have hoped, I have wished that the time might come when the effect of the Arms of the Allies might so far over-power the military force which keeps France in bondage as to give vent and scope to the thoughts and actions of its inhabitants." - Mr. Pitt's Speech, February 3d, 1800.
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William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) the youngest prime minister at the age of 24 in 1783 until 1801. He secured the union of Ireland with Great Britain in 1800 and formed the coalition with Russia and Austria against Napoleon, which was wrecked in 1815 at Austerlitz. He was elected Prime Minister again in 1804. These words from his speech in 1800 on the Refusal to Negotiate with France.
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