George Canning

(11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827 / London, England)

George Canning Quotes

  • ''Intimately concerned as we are with the system of Europe, it does not follow that we are therefore called upon to mix ourselves on every occasion, with a restless and meddling activity, in the concerns of the nations which surround us.''
    George Canning (1770-1827), British statesman, prime minister. Speech, October 28, 1823.
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Ode To The

How blest, how firm the Statesman stands,
(Him no low intrigue shall move),
Circled by faithful kindred bands,
And propp'd by fond fraternal love.


When his speeches hobble vilely,
What! "Hear him" burst from brother Hiley,
When the faltering periods lag,

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