Memoirs Of The Life And Writings Of Sir Richard Steele (volume 2); Soldier, Dramatist, Essayist…

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byHenry Riddell Montgomery

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. Steele's opposition to the Government Peerage Bill in Parliament--Publishes the Plebeian paper on the same subject--Replied to by Addison in the Old Whig -- Rupture between them -- Letter to Lord Oxford on the subject of the Bill--Notice of that nobleman--By a mean retaliation of the Government, Steele's theatrical patent is threatened to be revoked--Publication of the Spinster-- Correspondence during the year 1719--To Mr Scurlock--To Mr Law--From Mr Dennis--To his daughter. The visits of misfortune, unlike those of angels, are proverbially said to be often not far between. Scarcely had Steele had time to recover from the first shock of that most overwhelming calamity, which had left his home and hearth desolate, than an unfortunate controversy on a public question, arising out of a strong sense of what he deemed his public duty, led to coldness and estrangement with his dearest remaining earthly friend. Nor was this all; for a thunderbolt was at the same time, and owing to the same causes, hurled at his head, charged with loss and damage to his pecuniary interests. About the beginning of the year 1719 a bill was proposed by the Earl of Sunderland, a member of the ministry, for the purpose of fixing permanently the number of the House of Peers, and preventing, for the future, any fresh creations, except when an existing one had become extinct. The lords, of course, 1719.] Political Controversy with Mr Addison. 173 highly approved a measure which enhanced the value of their privileges, and the King, who, as Johnson states, "was yet little acquainted with his own prerogative, and, as is now well known, almost indifferent to the possession of the Crown, had been persuaded to consent." The Commons, however, as was natural to expect, were not disposed ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. Steele's opposition to the Government Peerage Bill in Parliament--Publishes the Plebeian paper on the same subject--Re...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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