George Canning Poems
- Parody For one long term, or e'er her trial came, Here ...
- All The Talents When the broad-bottom 'd Junto, with reason ...
- Ode To The How blest, how firm the Statesman stands, (Him ...
- The Pilgrimage To Mecca What holy rites Mohammed's laws ...
- The Pilot That Weath'D The Sto... If hush'd the loud whirlwind...
- Elijah's Mantle A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF THE RIGHT HON. ...
- The Slavery Of Greece Unrivall'd Greece! thou ever honor'd ...
George Canning PC, FRS was a British statesman and politician who served as Foreign Secretary and briefly Prime Minister.
Early life: 1770–1793
Canning was born into an Anglo-Irish family at his parents' home in Queen Anne Street, Marylebone, London. Canning described himself as "an Irishman born in London". His father, George Canning, Sr., of Garvagh, County Londonderry, Ireland, was a gentleman of limited means, a failed wine merchant and lawyer, who renounced his right to inherit the family estate in exchange for payment of his substantial debts. George Sr. eventually abandoned the family and died in poverty on 11 April 1771, his son's first birthday, in ... more »
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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 concern...George Canning (1770-1827), British statesman, prime minister. Speech, October 28, 1823.
For one long term, or e'er her trial came,
Here Brownrigg linger'd. Often have these cells
Echoed her blasphemies, as with shrill voice
She scream'd for fresh Geneva. Not to her
Did the blithe fields of Tothill, or thy street
St. Giles, its fair varieties expand;
Till at the last in slow drawn cart she went
To execution. Dost thou ask her crime?
She whipp'd two female 'prentices to death,
And hid them in the coal-hole. For her mind
Shap'd strictest plans of discipline. Sage schemes!
Such as Lycurgus taught, when at the shrine
Of the Orthyan ...