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Earl Grey's resignation speech

Earl Grey resigned as Prime Minister in 1834. In his resignation speech in the House of Lords on 9th July, he said:

"I leave the government with the satisfaction, at least, that in having used my best endeavours to carry into effect those measures of reform that the country required, I have not shrunk from any obstacles, nor from meeting and grappling with the many difficulties that I have encountered in the performance of my duty."

The speech was received with loud cheering and applause from the House.