Reforms and Reformers of England

Reforms and Reformers of England

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...with ferocity Priestley, Franklin, Rush, Jefferson, Dallas, Monroe, Gallatin, Fox, Sheridan, Bonaparte, Talleyrand, and a score of other great men--was compelled to give bail in a heavy sum for his good behavionr--was sued for a libel by Dr. Rush, who recovered 1200 damages--fled irom Philadelphia to New York, where the execution overtook hin;--'was thrown into p1'i_s0u--the penalty was paid by his admirers-he left the country, and arrived in England in 1801. While in America, he wrote under the name of "Peter Porcupine," and on his return to England published his writings in twelve volumes. They had a large circulation among the Anti-Jacobins, who received him with open arms. He had previously sent an account of his transatlantic "persecutions" to the "Loyal Society" of London, " to be used as a panacea for the reformists, and the whole gang of liberty-men in England." He started a paper in London in 1801, called " The Porcupine," which supported Pitt and the Tories, and attacked Fox and the Vhig's, much after the style of his Philadelphia writings. Ho suspended the publication of "The Porcupine," and commenced his celebrated " Weekly Political Register" in 1802, which he continued till his death, a period of thirty-three years. This journal has given him an enduring name among the political writers of his times. For two or three years it advocated high Toryism. Vyndham was enamoured of it, and stated in the House of Commons that its editor deserved a statue of gold. Wyndham promised. to introduce Cobbett to Pitt. The latter declined to see him. The editor was deeply mortified at this rebuff of the aristocratic minister. Immediately thereafter, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795563
  • 9781236795564