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A Biography,

SETTING FORTH THE CONDITION OF ENGLISH POLITICS

PRECEDING AND COTEMPORARY WITH

THE REVOLUTIONARY JUNIAN PERIOD,

AND SHOWING THAT THE GREATEST

ORATOR AND STATESMAN

WAS ALSO THE GREATEST

Epistolary Writer of his Age.

BY

WILLIAM DOWE.

Search then the ruling passion; there alone
The wild are constant and the cunning known;
That clew once found unravels all the rest ;
The prospect clears and Wharton stands confest.

POPE.
That terrible Cornet of Horse.

WALPOLE,
A trumpet of sedition.

GEORGE III.

LONDON:
TRÜBNER & CO., 12 PATERNOSTER ROW.
NEW YORK: MILLER, ORTON & CO., 25 PARK ROW.

1857.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by

WILLIAM DOWE,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for

the Southern District of New York.

THIS ESSAY,

TOUCHING

THE MOST POPULAR ENGLISH WRITER OF A FORMER PERIOD,

Is Dedicated to

THE MOST POPULAR ENGLISH WRITER OF THE PRESENT,

CHARLES DICKENS,

By one repeatedly thankful to him for the pleasantest reading hours of his life—since the morning of Ivanhoe, and the Bride of Lammermoor-and a sincere admirer of the resolved and genial democrat, who, being the most famous and flattered author of his time, has always chosen to stand by the side of the people, laboring for and with them, and sympathizing with their wants, feelings and interests; and who now seems willing to advance a new claim to a more general applause, by the opinion that all his countrymen should learn the use of arms, and thus be enabled to stand erect, on a level with the people of other nations in the Old and New World.*

THE AUTHOR.

* See “ Household Words,” No. 319, p. 363.

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