A New and General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 3 of 8

A New and General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 3 of 8 : Containing an Historical, Critical, and Impartial Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation in the World, Particularly the British and Irish, from the Earliest Acc

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Excerpt from A New and General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 3 of 8: Containing an Historical, Critical, and Impartial Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation in the World, Particularly the British and Irish, From the Earliest Accounts of Time to the Present Period His laft grand work was A political Survey 0 Britain being a Series of Reflections on the Situation, Lands, Inhabitants, Reve nues, Colonies, and Commerce, of this Ifland. Intended to thew, that they have not as yet approached near the fummit of improve ment, but that it will afford employment to many generations, be fore they pulh to their nimoli extent the natural advantages of Great Britain. This work, which was publifhed in 1774, in two volumes, royal quarto, colt Dr. Cam bell many years of attention, fludy, and labour. As it was his la fo it feems to have been his favourite production, upon which he intended to ereet a durable monument of his lincero and ardent love to his country. A more truly patriotic publication never appeared in the Englilh language. The variety of information it contains is prodigious; and there is no book that better deferves the clofe and conflant {tudy of the poli tician, the fenator, the gentleman, the merchant, the manufaeturer; in (iron, of every one who has it in any degree in his power to pro mote the interefl and welfare of Great Britain. Among other enco miums produced by Dr. Kippis on the literary merit of his prede celtor, that of the author of the Account of the European Settle. Merits in America, is perhaps the mail honourable. Dr. Camp. Bell's reputation was not confined to his own country, but extended to the remotefl parts of Europe. As a flriking infiance of this we may mention, that in the fpring of 1774, the emprefs oi. Ruflia was pleated to honour him with the prefent of her picture, drawn in the robes worn in that country in the days of john Bafiliowitz, gran'd duke of Mufcovy, who was contemporary with (been Elizabeth. To maniteft the doetor's fenfe of her imperial majefty's goodnefs, a fett of The Political Survey of Britain, bound in morocco, highly ornamented, and accompanied with a letter defcriptive of the triumphs and felicities of her reign, forwarded to St. Peterfburg, and conveyed into the hands of that great princefs, by George Gre gorio Orloff, who had refided lome months in this kingdom. The emprefs's picture, fmce_the death of our author, hath been prefented by his widow to Lord Macatiiiey. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 526g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243072279
  • 9780243072279