The Life of Sir Samuel Romilly Written by Himself with a Selection from His Correspondence, 2

The Life of Sir Samuel Romilly Written by Himself with a Selection from His Correspondence, 2

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...could have been if I had returned covered with the laurels of Bristol. Lady Romilly desires me to return Mrs. Castle and you her best thanks for the excellent care you have taken of me, and which has enabled me to return in much better health and spirits than she expected, after the fatigues which she supposes I must have undergone. I deeply regret the event of the election on many accounts;' but I do assure you that they are all of a public nature. There are, on the other hand, many reasons why I should rejoice in my defeat, but these are all personal to myself. I would not allow them to occupy my mind while the contest was doubtful; but now that it is over, they certainly afford me much consolation. Even those at Bristol who might be least disposed to listen with favour to what I said, if they saw the enjoyments which my family affords me, and if they knew how sensible I am that, at my time of life, there cannot be reserved for me a great many years of such enjoyments in health, and in the full possession of my faculties, without which nothing can be enjoyed, would, I am sure, be convinced of the truth of my assertion, that-a person in my situation could not properly discharge the duties of a representative of your city without making great and severe sacrifices. If I had supposed that Mr. Pr0theroe's merits had procured him his majority of votes, it would have given me no concern, because he had a very great advantage over me in the different modes in which our respective merits were to be estimated. To promises and professions which open an unbounded field to the hopes, and expectations, and imagination of partial friends, I had nothing to oppose but dry and simple facts. That, when so compared together, he should be more

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  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236817834
  • 9781236817839