The North British Review, Vol. 39 (Classic Reprint)

The North British Review, Vol. 39 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The North British Review, Vol. 39 These volumes of M. de Barante are not a biography. A few details of Royer Collard's youth and of his deathbed are almost the only private and personal incidents here given of a long career, begun when Louis XIV. was king, and closed just three years before the fall of Louis Philippe. Strictly fulfilling the promise of its title, this book is no more than the public life of a public man, as shown in his speeches and writings set in a framework of connecting and explanatory notes. M. de Barante has modestly and ably fulfilled his editorial function in collecting together these memorials of his illustrious friend. Illustrious we must call one who was in the very foremost rank of the publicists of his own time and country. Yet there are considerations which might make one pause before consenting to rank him so high. If you ask for the writings of the philosopher, you are told that he has left no record of his teaching other than a single lecture, and some fragments published in Jouffroy's translation of Reid. If you ask for the deeds of the politician, you find that with scarcely a single measure in the parliamentary history of his country can his name be specially identified. 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 | 566 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 29mm | 748g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1331080878
  • 9781331080879