« ПредишнаНапред »
THE HISTORICAL WORK
OF THE LATE
RIGHT HONORABLE CHARLES JAMES FOX.
BY THE RIGHT HON. GEORGE ROSE.
THE EVENTS WHICH OCCURRED IN THE ENTERPRIZE
OF THE EARL OF ARGYLE, IN
BY SIR PATRICK HUME.
I Am perfectly aware how little, in general, the Public is interested in the motives by which an Author has been induced to submit himself to their judgement; and that they look to the merits of a work, not to the causes which produced it : They will not, I know, easily accept an account of the circumstances by which the writer was led to give his production to the world, as an apology for the want of information or entertainment: I am, however, so particularly situated, in venturing again to trespass on their attention, that I cannot resist giving a short and simple statement of the motives and considerations by which I was impelled to this undertaking
In my former publications, I was actuated by a sense of public duty: In this I obey, more imme