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Or is it not a standard perpetually varying, as civilization advances, and as new nations spring up, and take their place among established political communities? The balance of power a century and a half ago was to be adjusted between France and Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, and England. Some years afterwards, Russia assumed her high station in European politics. -Thus, while the balance of power continued in principle the same, the means of adjusting it became more varied and enlarged. They became enlarged, in proportion to the increased number of considerable states-in proportion, I may say, to the number of weights which might be shifted into the one or the other scale.
God be praised, your purpose failed. It is not my intention to dwell upon this dreadful picture, which you exhibit; but I trust I may be allowed to express my sincere hope, and my earnest wishes, that the example which you furnish on this important day, may prevent others from yielding to the wild and frantic delusions of a rebellious spirit, and if there be such, deter them from becoming instruments in the hands of hellish agitators, if there are any behind, who, to gratify their own malignity, provoke and excite them, and plunge them into ruin in this world, and it is to be feared, in the next also!
NAMIER, "Monarchy and the Party System," which can be found in several collections, including Crossroads of Power (London, 1962). The most perceptive analysis of the subtle elements of constitutional change is A. S. FooRn, "The Waning of 'the Influence of the Crown,'" English Historical Review, Vol. LXII (1947), pp. 484-507. SouRcE: Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville, The Greville Memoirs: a Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King Wil1 Robert Huish, Memoirs of George the Fourth, Vol. II (London, 1831), p.
British Politics in the Nineteenth Century by Eugene C. Black (eds.)