The Edinburgh Annual Register for 1822

The Edinburgh Annual Register for 1822

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...the family of the last Earl, the father of the gentleman at the bar would have inherited the honours of that illustrious house; and, accordingly, I perceive at this moment that he is supported, in this his day of tribulation, by the present possessor of tho honours and fortune of that family, who has chosen to forego the privi Tliis, we believe, was an allusion to the Regent Murray. leges of the peerage, which would have given him a place beside your Lordships, and with great manliness and good taste, has rather preferred tit sit at the bar with his relative and his friend. Nor is the personal character of the prisoner unworthy of these high and hereditary honours. This is a theme on which it is far better for the witnesses to speak than for me. But I must say, that if it fell to the lot of any person to be reduced to the necessity of proving his personal character, there is no man beyond these walls, --aye, there is no man within them--who could get a more beautiful character, from a greater number of disinterested and spontaneous witnesses, --all tendering their services, from the ranks of his political adversaries, than will be given to the gentleman at the bar. I am not going to bring forward the public thanks which he has got again and again from the public bodies whose business he has done. But the special point of his character to which I would chiefly call your attention is, that he is distinguished by a total absence of those propensities from which quarrels like this in general arise. If he has any quality more distinguished than another, it is that of peacefulness; and your Lordships will hear it mentioned in evidence, that on every occasion on which his assistance has been required, he has been the certain and successful.show more

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  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 921g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760654
  • 9781236760654