The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D. - Vol. 1

The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D. - Vol. 1

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The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D. - Vol. 1

The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D. - Vol. 1

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The following memoir was undertaken at the request of Mr. Freeman's family. He numbered amongst his friends so many men highly distinguished as historians and scholars that I felt greatly honoured in having such a task entrusted to me. I entered upon it with some diffidence, but with a sincere desire to do justice to one to whom I owed much, and for whom, in the course of nearly twenty years' friendship, I had learned to entertain increasing regard and affection. The work therefore has been one of great interest to me, although it has involved a great deal of labour, owing to the method of treatment which it seemed to require. Mr. Freeman's life, although one of incessant activity, was not eventful in the sense of being marked by many striking incidents. Consequently the memoir had to take the form mainly of a record of his literary industry, and of the growth of his opinions. For this purpose it was necessary to extract the essence of his articles and essays on a great variety of subjects.

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