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ON

THE HISTORICAL WORK

OF THE LATE

RIGHT HONORABLE CHARLES JAMES FOX.

BY THE RIGHT HON. GEORGE ROSE.

WITH

A NARRATIVE

THE EVENTS WHICH OCCURRED IN THE ENTERPRIZE

OF THE EARL OF ARGYLE, IN

BY SIR PATRICK HUME.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, STRAND.

Sirahan and Prenon, New-Street Square, London, Wik

INTRODUCTION.

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

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