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" I am sure our reputation on the Continent, as a feature of strength, power, and confidence, is of more real moment to us than an acquisition thus made. "
Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat to East Timor - Page 161
edited by - 2004 - 1791 pages
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Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, Second Marquess of ...

Robert Stewart Castlereagh (Viscount) - Great Britain - 1853
...can. PS. I still feel great doubts about the acquisition in sovereignty of so many Dutch colonies. I am sure our reputation on the Continent, as a feature...of strength, power, and confidence, is of more real moment to us than an acquisition thus made. The British merchants ought to be satisfied, if we secure...
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Lives of Lord Castlereagh and Sir Charles Stewart, the Second and ..., Volume 2

Archibald Alison - Great Britain - 1861
...own peace. 1 still feel great doubts about the acquisition in sovereignty of so many Dutch colonies. I am sure our reputation on the Continent, as a feature...of strength, power, and confidence, is of more real moment to us than an acquisition thus made." — LORD CASTLEBEAOH to LOUD LIVERPOOL, April 19, 1814...
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The Reign of George III, 1760-1815

John Steven Watson, Basil Williams - Biography & Autobiography - 1960 - 637 pages
...cabinet. Castlereagh, indeed, feared that he had been induced to take too much from the Dutch, for 'I am sure our reputation on the Continent as a feature of strength, power, and confidence is of 1 In 1814, however, the princess showed that she was unwilling to marry the Dutchman and Castlereagh...
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Power Politics

Martin Wight - Political Science - 2002 - 317 pages
...colonies; at the Vienna Settlement it returned most of them to France. 'I am sure,' said Castlereagh, 'our reputation on the Continent, as a feature of strength, power, and confidence, is of more real moment to us than an acquisition thus made '3 - a classic statement of the value of prestige. Bismarck...
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the meaning of prestige

Harold Nicolson - National characteristics, English - 1937 - 35 pages
...something deeper and more durable than power alone. 'I am sure,' wrote Castlereagh to Lord Liverpool, 'I am sure our reputation on the Continent, as a feature...of strength, power and confidence is of more real moment to us than any such acquisitions which might be made.' It is unfortunate that a similar regard...
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