Selections from Cobbett's Political Works; Being a Complete Abridgement of the 100 Volumes Which Comprise the Writings of "Porcupine" and the "Weekly Political Register." with Notes, Historical and Explanatory Volume 5

Selections from Cobbett's Political Works; Being a Complete Abridgement of the 100 Volumes Which Comprise the Writings of "Porcupine" and the "Weekly Political Register." with Notes, Historical and Explanatory Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...at death's door at Brighton, it was natural for his father to fly to him, however much he might be displeased with his conduct; for, if we can, as I sincerely do, see fair ground of apology for this young man, how readily, and especially at such a moment, would apologies crowd into the mind of a tender father! And a father, too, who, in spite of his apparent coldness, yields, I am well persuaded, to very few men in the world in kindness of heart. Speaking of Mlm as a man in private life, there never was a more sincerely compassionate man than Sir Francis Burdett. There is no suffering creature for whom he does not feel. To regard, therefore, his long continuance in the hated Barracks at Brighton, where he had a child to be saved from death; to regard this as an indication of his having consented to his son becoming part of the Standing Army in time of" peace, is to be guilty of great injustice. Nor, while his son's life was in danger, do I think that any blame attached to him for his total neglect of all public affairs. If we readily excuse a labouring man for being absent from his work, when he has a child at the point of death, why should we not excuse Sir Francis Burdett, whose mind must have been wholly taken up with this one object? Therefore, every unfavourable conclusion, drawn from this absence at Brighton, I set down as unjust, except inasmuch.as that absence was continued long after Mr. Burdett was recovered, and a part of the time of which continued absence, as the newspapers informed us, was occupied in the diversion of hunting with the Prince's hounds, while the Reformers, in all parts of the country were in motion, and were burning with impatience to know what measures Sir Francis had resolved on, in order, that all might pull...show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 535g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560604
  • 9781236560605