The Life of Richard Cobden

The Life of Richard Cobden

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...little estate, Cobden pulled down the ancestral farm-house, and bunt i modest residence upon the site. In this for the rest of his lif i passed all the time that he could spore from public labours-Ot in these days, Cobden was addressing a meeting at Aylesbury. B: talked of the relations of landlord and tenant, and referred by wiy of illustration to his own small property. Great is the baseness of men. Somebody in the crowd called out to ask him how he had got his property. I am indebted for it, said Cobden with hones readiness, to the bounty of my countrymen. It was the scene of my birth and my infancy; it was the property of my ancestors; and it is by the munificence of my countrymen that this small estate. which had been alienated from my father by necessity, has aciis come into my hands, and enabled me to light up afresh the hearth of my father where I spent my own childhood. I say that no warrkr duke who owns a vast domain by the vote of the Imperial ParliamcsL holds his property by a more honourable title than I possess mine.1 If the baseness of men is great, so too is their generosity of respjc- to a magnanimous appeal, and the boisterous cheering of the crowc: showed that they felt Cobden's answer to be good and sufficient The following is Cobden's own account, at the time, of the cotzntrr in which he had once more struck a little root. He is writing Id Mr. Ashworth: --Midhurst, Oct. 7, 1850.--I have been for some weeks in out d the most secluded corners of England. Although my letter is dated from the quiet little close borough of Midhurst, the house in wfcici I am living is about one and a half mile distant, in the neighbour rural parish of Heyshott The roof which now shelters me is that under which I...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550056
  • 9781236550057