Leigh Hunt

Paperback | June 28, 2012

byReginald Brimley Johnson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ..."The Examiner began with being of no party; but reform soon gave it one. It disclaimed all knowledge of statistics, and the rest of its politics were rather a sentiment and a matter of general training than founded on any particular political reflection. It possessed the benefit, however, of a good deal of general reading. It never wanted examples out of history and biography, and a kind of adornment from the spirit of literature; and it gradually drew to its perusal many intelligent persons of both sexes, who would, perhaps, never have attended to politics under other circumstances." Though preferring the Whigs to the Tories, it was thoroughly in sympathy with neither, and rather advocated the views of " those newer and more thorough-going Whigs, which were known by the name of Radicals, and have since been called Whig-Radicals and Liberals. The opinions of The Examiner, in fact, both as to State and Church government, allowing, of course, for difference of position in the parties, and tone in their manifestation, were those that have since swayed the destinies of the country in the persons of Queen Victoria and her ministers.' During its warfare with the Tories, it" was charged with Buonapartism, with Republicanism, with disaffection to Church and State, with conspiracy at the tables of Burdett, and Cobbett, and Henry Hunt." Such accusations were as inevitable as they were unjust. Of his three political contemporaries here mentioned, Leigh Hunt knew personally nothing; he certainly despised all conspirators, and respected law and order. He thought little of Buonapart's intellectual powers, and was naturally disgusted by many traits in his character; though admiring him as a soldier, and objecting to England's...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ..."The Examiner began with being of no party; but reform soon gave it one. It disclaimed all knowledge of statistics, and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217230504

ISBN - 13:9780217230506

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