Dictionary of National Biography Volume 46

Dictionary of National Biography Volume 46

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...out in the upper house as 'profane and subversive of liberty, ' and the first census of Great Britain was not taken until 1801. He criticised as a country gentleman the ill-fated expedition of 1757 against the port of Ilochefort in France, and this led to a war of pamphlets with I lenry Seymour Conway q. v. From 1754 to July 1757 Potter sat for the borough of Aylesbury. He very soon allied himself with the elder Pitt, who wrote to his nephew in October 1756, ' Mr. Potter is one of the best friends I have in the world.' His name was on the list of Pitt's candidates for high office, but the king ' objected in the strongest manner to the promotion as a thing unheard of at the first step in his service' (Chatham Corresp. i. 187-8). But Pitt was not to be denied, and in December 1756 Potter was re-elected at Aylesbury after appointment as paymaster-general of the land forces. In the following July he became catholic.church at Stockhead 1'ark, Beverley, Yorkshire, and joined Stonyhurst College. On 24 Oct. 1854 he entered All Hallows' College, Dublin, and was ordained a priest on 28.rune 1857. He was appointed director of All Hallows' College, and professor of sacred eloquence, and died there on 31 Aug. 1873. His works, chiefly passable religious poems or romances, are: 1. 'The Two Victories, ' Dublin, 8vo, 1860. 2. ' The Rector's Daughter, 'Lor.don, 1801, lOmo. 3. 'Legends, J/vrics, and Hymns, ' Dublin, 1862. 4.' Light nnd Shade, ' 8vo, 1804. 5. 'Panegyric of St. Patrick, ' 8vo, 1864. 6. 'Sir Humphrey's Trial, or the Lesson of Life, ' a book of tales, legends, and sketches in prose and verse, 8vo, 4th edit. Dublin, 1884. 7. The Pastor nnd his People, or the Word of God and the Flock of Israel, ' Dublin, 8vo, 1809. 8. 'The Spoken Word, or theshow more

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  • English
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  • 9781236937599