Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, LL.D. - Vol. 1

Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, LL.D. - Vol. 1

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Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, LL.D. - Vol. 1

Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, LL.D. - Vol. 1

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The English language is singularly barren of autobiographies or memoirs by leading actors in the public events of their times Statesmen, diplomatists, and warriors on land and water, who have made or moulded the fortunes of England or the United States, have nearly all, in this respect, failed in their duty to posterity and themselves. Their speeches, state papers, despatches, reports, letters, and orders remain, indeed, fragmentary monuments of their patriotic deeds; but the Republican Ludlow, the Roundhead Whitelocke, Lord Clarendon, Bishop Burnet, and Sir William Temple,*five contemporaries, alone, of the Anglo-

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