Richard Cobden, the Apostle of Free Trade: His Political Career and Public Services, a Biography

Richard Cobden, the Apostle of Free Trade: His Political Career and Public Services, a Biography

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Richard Cobden, the Apostle of Free Trade: His Political Career and Public Services, a Biography

Richard Cobden, the Apostle of Free Trade: His Political Career and Public Services, a Biography

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The leading purpose which the Author proposed to himself in his plan of this work, and which he has faithfully carried out in its execution, was to tell the story of Mr. Cobden's life and patriotic and philanthropic public services, as far as possible, in the very words of the subject of his biography. For that purpose, every speech made by Mr. Cobden within the walls of Parliament, and, so far as they could be traced, every utterance of his delivered elsewhere, have been carefully perused. And the principle of selection applied to the citations which have been chosen, has been to supply, not so much (except in a few signal cases) the finest specimens of Cobden's oratory as the passages which are most autobiographical. So far as was possible, in the succeeding pages Cobden has been made to tell the story of his own life.

The Author has to express his indebtedness for much information and insight into the inner and less prominent incidents of Mr. Cobden . . .

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