The Georgian Era; Military and Naval Commanders. Judges and Barristers. Physicians and Surgeons Volume 2

The Georgian Era; Military and Naval Commanders. Judges and Barristers. Physicians and Surgeons Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...highness at dinner. Continuing to practice with success, as a barrister, till 1813, he became, in the early part of that year, subject to occasional aberrations of mind, owing to his too intense application to a work, which, considering his years and avocations, it was impossible he could, as soon as he desired, accomplish. It became necessary, in order to mitigate his malady, that he should retire from his profession; a step that was extremely inconvenient, as on his exertions alone depended the support of his family. Though assisted by his friend, Mr. Whitbread, his pecuniary embarrassments increased so much, as to render it advisable to appeal to the house of commons, which ordered that Mr. Hargrave's valuable library should be purchased by government for 8,000, and given to the British Museum. His mdependence being thus insured, his mind, in a great degree, resumed its tranquillity; and though lie deeply felt, at times, the loss of his library, it was, in some measure, compensated by the society of friends, and the light reading afforded by modern books and newspapers. He continued to reside with his family at Chelsea, till a tumour having appeared in his leg, which proceeded to mortification, he died from its effects, on the Wilh of August, 1821, at the age of eighty. He was in full possession of his mental faculties within a few hours of his death, and he was buried in the chapel of Lincoln's Inn, of which society he had long been a bencher. Mr. Hargrave's legal knowledge was considerable; and he wrote, during his life, several law books, which were distinguished by the extensive learning they evinced, and the soundness of their arguments. His habits were retired; but though mixing little in society, his company was courted by his...show more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548132
  • 9781236548139