The Life of Rufus Choate

The Life of Rufus Choate

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The Life of Rufus Choate

The Life of Rufus Choate

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The first edition of the Works of Mr. Choate, with the Memoir of his Life, was early disposed of, and for many years it has been almost impossible to obtain a copy. In the mean time the wish has been frequently expressed that the Life might be republished by itself. In accordance with this desire, the present edition has been prepared. Although in the main unchanged, it will be found to contain some additions in the form of letters, reminiscences, and selections from the writings of Mr. Choate.

While I cannot fail gratefully to recognize the kindness with which the work, as originally published, was received, especially by those most competent to judge, -- the members of the massachusetts Bar, and those who knew Mr. Choate most familiarly, -- yet I cannot but feel more than ever how inadequate is any delineation to present a complete picture of that subtle, ver-

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