Memoirs of Richard Cumberland, Written by Himself; Containing an Account of His Life and Writings, Interspersed with Anecdotes and Characters of Several of the Most Distinguished Persons of His Time, with Whom He Has Had Volume 1

Memoirs of Richard Cumberland, Written by Himself; Containing an Account of His Life and Writings, Interspersed with Anecdotes and Characters of Several of the Most Distinguished Persons of His Time, with Whom He Has Had Volume 1

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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. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...resemblance to what I-_-/ had observed of the style of Secretary Hamilton; beyond this I never had' the least grounds for conjecture, nor any clue to lead me to the discovery of that anonymous writer beyond what I have alluded to. I remember a conversation he held with me some time before we left England on the subject of Mr. Edmund Burke, whom he had then attached to himself; and for whom he wished me to assist in projecting some establishmcnt. I had then never seen that eminent person, nor did I meet him till after my arrival in Dublin, when I had merely the opportunity ofintroducing myself to him in passing through the apartment, where he was in attendance upon Mr. Hamilton. He had indeed his fortune to make, but he was not disposed to make it by any means but such as perfectly-accorded with his feelings and his honour; for when Mr. Hamilton contrived to accommodate him by some private manoeuvre, which I am not correctly possessed of, he saw occasion in a short time after his acceptance of it to throw it up, and break from all connexion with that gentleman and his politics. With the Lord Lieutenant he had little, if any, correspondence or acquaintance, for though Lord Halifax's intuition could not have failed to discover the merits of Mr. Burke, and rightly to have appreciated them, had they ever come cordially into contact, it was not from the quarter, in which he was then placed, that favour and promotion were to be looked for. ' Without entering upon the superannuated politics of that time, it is enough to say that the king's business was carried through the session with success, and when the votewas passed foraugmenting the revenue of the Lord Lieutenant, and settling it at the standard, to which it is now...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963512
  • 9781236963512