Earl Grey's resignation speech (p.13)
Earl Grey resigned as Prime Minister in 1834. In his closing speech in the House of Lords on 9th July 1834, 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.