Memoirs of Sir Philip Francis, K.C.B; With Correspondence and Journals Volume 2

Memoirs of Sir Philip Francis, K.C.B; With Correspondence and Journals Volume 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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...far the weaker, succeeds, I think, something better than the father in that dreadful exertion; nor does she fail altogether in participating the miserable comfort she endeavours to give. God only knows whether these sad exertions of the moment can grow into a settled patience. ' God preserve you, sir, and continue to you the infinite blessing of being a father. I am, sir, with great regard and esteem, .Your very obedient, humble servant, WILHAM BURKE. Once only have I found Francis and Burke in contact again. On June 20, 1795, an attack was made in Parliament on the latter, for some violent language which he had used in the conduct of the impeachment of Hastings: the question being, the proposal of a vote of thanks to the managers. Francis on this occasion supported his old associate; and claimed his right to do so, as ' having attended the trial of Hastings, with the greatest diligence, and more constantly, he believed, than any member of the House.' A significant proof of the pertinacity of his implacable spirit. Burke spoke languidly and little, and did not at all notice the language used against himself. On the following day he accepted the Chiltern Hundreds; and so ended the greatest parliamentary career, in one sense, and that a lofty one, which England has known. The account of the relations between Burke and Francis may be fitly closed with a paper of remarks, composed by Francis many years later, on Bisset's ' Life of Burke.' They formed, perhaps, the heads of that 'Memoir of Burke, ' which he seems to have written, but which has not been recovered. ' Doctor Bisset's Life of Edmund Burke, when I read it a dozen years ago, appeared to me not much better than a catchpenny; very...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860721
  • 9781236860729