The Life And Remains Of Douglas Jerrold by Blanchard Jerrold

The Life And Remains Of Douglas Jerrold

byBlanchard Jerrold

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... APPENDICES. L « (Page 12.) THE EARL OF DUNDONALD--SCOTCH PEERS--THE ENGLISH NAVY. BY DOUGLAS JERROLD. The Earl of Dundonald paid the electoral peers of Scotland a handsome compliment. His address implied a belief that knowledge--professional knowledge on his part--might probably win their votes, and return him to the House of Lords as one of the representatives of the Scotch peerage. For the sake of the noble electors themselves, we wish they had been found more worthy of the good opinion of his lordship. Were ducal dignity represented in the peers by elected coronets only, we can easily imagine candidates for the honour, whose claims would not be voiced with the like unworldly simplicity animating the address of the nautical earl. He, however, tells his story with the ingenuous confidence Of a sailor. He knows that, the time of need arriving, he can be of vital service to his country; and he believes that merit, experience, and patriotic enthusiasm may find favour with the constituency nobles! With a simple faith in human goodness--a faith surviving the persecutions of a slanderous, felonious Toryism--for Lord CochRane was alike blackened and robbed by the Tory Admiralty of the good old times--his lordship believed that to simply show a worthy title to the honour of representation was to stand fairly for obtaining it. Now, as we have premised, were certain dukes elective only to the House, they must surely trust for their seats to other sympathies. Did Bleaheim return a duke, even Marlborough would not attempt an election, standing only upon his knowledge. His Grace of Newcastle--shamefully neglected, by the way, by his valet, who ought to hide pen, ink, and paper whenever he sees his master inflamed with "A Letter to the Times "--would not plead hi...

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Title:The Life And Remains Of Douglas JerroldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217354262

ISBN - 13:9780217354264

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