Quotes by: George Canning

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The Right Honourable
George Canning
FRS
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
10 April 1827 – 8 August 1827
Monarch George IV
Preceded by The Earl of Liverpool
Succeeded by The Viscount Goderich
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
10 April 1827 – 8 August 1827
Preceded by Frederick John Robinson
Succeeded by John Charles Herries
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
13 September 1822 – 20 April 1827
Prime Minister The Earl of Liverpool
Preceded by The Marquess of Londonderry
Succeeded by The Viscount Dudley and Ward
In office
25 March 1807 – 11 October 1809
Prime Minister The Duke of Portland
Preceded by Viscount Howick
Succeeded by The Earl Bathurst
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
13 September 1822 – 20 April 1827
Prime Minister The Earl of Liverpool
Preceded by The Marquess of Londonderry
Succeeded by William Huskisson
President of the Board of Control
In office
1816–1821
Prime Minister The Earl of Liverpool
Preceded by The Earl of Buckinghamshire
Succeeded by Charles Bathurst
Treasurer of the Navy
In office
10 May 1804 – 23 January 1806
Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
Preceded by George Tierney
Succeeded by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Personal details
Born (1770-04-11)11 April 1770
Marylebone, Middlesex, London, England
Died 8 August 1827(1827-08-08) (aged 57)
Chiswick, Middlesex, London, England
Political party Tory
Spouse(s) Joan Scott (m. 1800)
Children 4
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford
Religion Church of England

But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend!
George Canning
In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent.
George Canning
A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country but his own.
George Canning
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