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fice for all his pleasure;—Bedford, though sometimes fond of place, was too proud to covet it always. Newcastle had no passion but business, which he conducted in a fretful hurry, and never finished;—the graver Bedford, though fond of theatricals and jollity, Pelham to Newcastle in Coxe's Pelham Administration, II. 365. was yet capable of persevering in a system chap. I.} 1748. Newcastle was of so fickle a head, and so treacherous a heart, that Walpole called his name Perfidy; Lord John Russell's Introduction to the Bedford Correspondence, i. XXVI. Henry Fox, the first Lord Holland, said, he had no friends, and deserved none; and Lord Halifax used to revile him, in the strongest terms, as a knave and a fool; Bubb Dodington's Diary, 206. he was too unstable to be led by others, and, from his own instinct about majorities, shifted his sails as the wind shifted;—Bedford, who was bold and unbending, and would do nothing but what he himself thought indisputably right, was alway<
ith France, since King Henry the Fifth's time. I pray to God, said Bedford to Bute, in July, his majesty may avail himself of this opportunity of excelling in glory and magnanimity the most famous of his predecessors, by giving his people a reasonable and lasting peace. Did any argue that efforts could be made during the summer from Belle-Isle? Bedford expected nothing, but possibly the taking another island, or burning a few more miserable villages on the continent. Wiffen's House of Russell, II. 468, 469, 470, 471. Did Pitt say, Before December, I will take Martinico? Will that, rejoined Bedford, be the means of obtaining a better peace than we can command at present, or induce the French to relinquish a right of chap. XVII.} 1761. July. fishery? Indeed, he pursued, with good judgment and good feeling, the endeavoring to drive France entirely out of any naval power is fighting against nature, and can tend to no one good to this country; but, on the contrary, must exc
to Paris on this errand. The secretary yielded, and some subjects were left at the discretion of Bedford; but Bute, with singular perfidy, indirectly, through the Sardinian minister, and in his own handwriting, communicated Wiffen's House of Russell, II. 506. to the French ambassador the decision adopted, and even minutes of the advice given by the various members of the cabinet council, on condition that the details should be kept religiously from Spain, and from the Duke of Bedford. Thusand the Marquis of Rockingham resigned their offices in the royal household. An opposition seemed certain; nor was it expected by the friends of the prerogative, that ancient systems of power would fall to the ground without a struggle. Lord John Russell's Introduction to vol. III. of the Bedford Correspondence, XXVII. The king's rest is not disturbed, said Bute; he is pleased to have people fairly take off the mask, and looks with the utmost contempt on what he sees is going forward;