he House of Commons as early as in 1714, and in 1717 a Jacobite member who, being more conspicuous for honesty than for wisdom, was known as 杭州夜网最新地址 “Downright Shippen,” opened a series of annual motions for the reduction of the forces. This self-imposed duty, as he once boasted to the House, he fulfilled on twenty-one successive occasions, though on thirteen of them he had found no seconder to support him. If this had been all, no great harm could have resulted; 杭州洗浴哪里服务最好 but the watchword of a baffled opposition, artfully stolen from old times of discontent, was too useful not to be generally employed, and “No Standing Army” became the parrot’s cry of every political adventurer, every discontented spirit, every puny aspirant 杭州洗浴中心全套to importance. Walpole himself did not disdain to avail himself of it during
the four years which he spent out of office between 1717 and 1721, and the stock arguments of the malcontents were never urged more ably nor more mischievously than by Marlborough’s Secretary-at-War. The Lords again were little behind the Commons, and Jacobite peers who had commanded noble regiments in action were not ashamed to drag the name of their profession through the dirt.
In such circumstances, where the slightest false step might have imperilled the very existence of the Army,杭州洗浴小姐性息 the administration of the forces and the recommendation of their cost to the House of Commons became matters of extreme delicacy. It has already been told how the King, as the alarm of the first Jacobite rebellion subsided, voluntarily reduced the Army by ten 杭州油压店哪家好 thousand men at a stroke. Such policy, dangerous though it was from a military standpoint, was undoubtedly wise; it was the sacrifice of half the cargo to save the ship, an ingenious transformation of a necessity into a virtue. Even before the Spanish War was ended but fourteen thousand men were asked for as the British establishment, the remainder of the Army being hidden away in Ireland; and the same number was presented on the estimates up to the year 1722. In the autumn of that year, however, the administration insisted that the number should be raised to eighteen thousand. 杭州足浴油压 The spirits of the Jacobites had been raised by the birth of Prince Charles Edward; there had been general uneasiness in the country; troops had been encamped ready for service all the summer, and six regiments had been brought over from Ireland. The 杭州spa爽记 augmentation was bitterly opposed in Parliament, but was carried in the Commons by a large majority, and was judiciously executed, not by the formation of new regiments but by raising the strength of existing corps to a respectable figure. Until this increase was made, said Lord Townsend in the House of Lords in the following 杭州龙凤阁论坛 year, it was impossible to collect four thousand men without leaving the King, the capital, and the fortified places defenceless.
Having secured his eighteen thousand men, Walpole resolved that in future this number should form the regular strength 杭州水疗会所哪家好 for the British Establishment. In 1727 the menace of a war with Spain brought about the addition of eight