previous next
‘ [327] on board,’ answered North, ‘are very capable of
Chap. XLII.} 1770. Jan.
conducting her into port.’ All agreed that he spoke admirably well; inspiring such confidence that he prevailed by a majority of forty. ‘A very handsome majority,’1 said the King; ‘a very favorable auspice on your taking the lead in administration. A little spirit will soon restore order in my service.’2 From that night, the new Tory Party held possession of the Cabinet. Its opponents were divided between those who looked back to privilege as their old harbor of refuge, and those who saw beyond the abasement of the aristocracy a desirable increase of popular power.

1 King to Lord North, 3 February, 1770.

2 King to Lord North, 1 February, 1770.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
British King (2)
Lord North (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
February 3rd, 1770 AD (1)
February 1st, 1770 AD (1)
1770 AD (1)
January (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: