Sir Louis Mallet; A Record Of Public Service And Political Ideals

Paperback | January 9, 2012

bySir Bernard Mallet

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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. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SIR LOUIS MALLET CHAPTER I NOTES ON LIFE AND CHARACTER I Have related elsewhere the circumstances of the settlement in this country of Louis Mallet's grandfather, Mallet du Pan,1 whom the stress of the French Revolution had driven successively from France, Switzerland, and Germany, to take refuge in the only country in Europe where it was possible for a man to "think, speak, and act" There is some evidence that from the early days of the Revolution Mallet du Pan had turned his thoughts to the possibility of an English domicile, which had its attractions for him as a liberal thinker and admirer of English constitutional methods, and a keen student of English history and politics. But when he arrived on these shores as an alien and an dmigri in 1798 with little to back him but a European reputation as a fearless and eloquent opponent 1 "Mallet du Pan and the French Revolution." Longmans, Green, & Co. 1902. A of revolutionary excess, nothing seemed less probable than that his family, French Huguenot in origin, but for many generations citizens1 of Geneva, would by this fresh migration take permanent root in England; or that his grandson, by a life of distinguished public service, was to do something to repay the debt of gratitude he had feelingly acknowledged to the "nation indbranlable" which had given him shelter. Mallet du Pan's eldest son Jean Louis Iitienne, or as he came to be known John Lewis Mallet, was no stranger to English life when he arrived with his father as a young man of twenty-two in England. Twice before he had been in this country; first as a boy at school, and again in 1796 when he paid a long visit here cultivating his father's friends (among whom Warren Hastings had been one of the kindest) and seeking for some settled occupation. For him, th...

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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. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SIR LOUIS MALLET CHAPTER I NOTES ON LIFE AND CHARACTER I Have related elsewhere the circumstances of the settlement in this country o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217555195

ISBN - 13:9780217555197

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