Historical Sketches of Statesmen Who Flourished in the Time of George III - Vol. 2

Historical Sketches of Statesmen Who Flourished in the Time of George III - Vol. 2

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Historical Sketches of Statesmen Who Flourished in the Time of George III - Vol. 2

Historical Sketches of Statesmen Who Flourished in the Time of George III - Vol. 2

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The misstatements which were circulated respecting the First Volume of these Sketches make it necessary to mention that nothing can be more untrue than representing the work as a republication. By far the greater part of the articles which had ever appeared before were materially altered or enlarged, some of them almost written over again; while a great many were entirely new in every part: as those of Lords Mansfield, Thurlow, Loughborough, and North, Chief Justice Gibbs, Sir W. Grant, Franklin, Gustavus III., Joseph II, Catherine II., Queen Elizabeth. -- The same observation is applicable in at least the same extent to the Second Volume. Much of George IV., the Emperor Napoleon, Lord Eldon, Sir W. Scott, is new; and Mirabeau's public character, with the whole of Sir P. Francis, Mr. Horne Tooke, Lord King, Mr. Ricardo . . .

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