George Canning Poems
- 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. ...
- Moderate Men And Moderate Meas... Praise to placeless proud ...
- 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.
All The Talents
When the broad-bottom
'd Junto, with reason at strife,
Resign'd, with a sigh, its political life;
When converted to Rome, and of honesty tired,
They gave back to the Devil the soul he inspired.
The Demon of Faction, that over them hung,
In accents of horror their epitaph sung;
While Pride and Venality join'd in the stave,
And canting Democracy wept at the grave.
'Here lies in the tomb that we hollow'd for Pitt,
of Grenville, of Temple the wit;
'Of Sidmouth the firmness, the temper of Grey,
'And Treasurer Sheridan's promise to ...