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George Canning, FRS, was a British statesman and politician who served as Foreign Secretary and was briefly Prime Minister. Canning was born into an Anglo-Irish family at his parents' home in Queen Anne Street, Marylebone, London. Canning described himself as "an Irishman born in London". His father, George Canning, Sr., of Garvagh, County Londonderry, Ireland, was a gentleman of limited means, a failed wine merchant and lawyer, who renounced his right to inherit the family estate in exchange for payment of his substantial debts. George Sr. eventually abandoned the family and died in poverty on 11 April 1771, his son's first birthday, in London. Canning's mother, Mary Anne Costello, took work as a stage actress, a profession not considered respectable at the time. Indeed when in 1827 it looked as if Canning would become Prime Minister, Lord Grey remarked that "the son of an actress is, ipso facto, disqualified from becoming Prime Minister".

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List of poems by George Canning 21 total

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The pilgrimage to Mecca
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Ode To The
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Blue and Buff
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Parody
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The New-Old Opposition 89 Views
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The Slavery Of Greece
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The Traitor's Epitah 79 Views
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New Morality
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The Pilot That Weath'd The Storm
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The Grand Consulation
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The Friend of Humanity and the Knife-grinder
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On the Death of His Eldest Son
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Epigram 59 Views
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Elijah's Mantle
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Song
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All The Talents
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Though short thy span, God's unimpeach'd decrees
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Moderate Men and Moderate Measures 25 Views
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Elderly Gentleman, The
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Knife-Grinder, The
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Song, Of One Eleven Years In Prison
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