The Miscellaneous Works Of Oliver Goldsmith [ed. By S. Rose]

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byOliver Goldsmith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ... THE L F E Of HENRY LORD VISCOUNT BOLINGBROKE, FJRST PRINTED IN THE YEAR THE LIFE OF LORD BOLINGBROKE. There are some characters that seem formed by Nature to take delight in struggling with opposition, and whose most agreeable hours are passed in storms of their own creating. The subject of the present sketch was perhaps of all others the most indefatigable in raising himself enemies, to shew his power in subduing them; and was not less employed in improving his superior talents, than in finding objects on which to exercise their activity. His life was spent in a continual conflict of politics, and as if that was too short for the combat, he has left his memory as a subject of lasting contention. It is indeed no easy matter to preserve an acknowledged impartiality, in talking of a man so differently regarded on account of his political, as well as his religious principles. Those, whom his politics may please, will be sure to condemn him for his religion; and on the contrary, those most strongly attached to his theological opinions, are the most likely to decry his politics. On whatever side he is regarded, he is sure to have opposers; and this was perhaps what he most desired, having from nature a mind better pleased with the struggle than the victory. Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, was born in the year 1672, at Battersea in Surry, at a seat seat that had been in the possession of his ancestors fo# ages before. His family was of the first rank, equally conspicuous for its antiquity, dignity, and large possessions. It is found to trace its original as high as Adam de Port, Baron of Basing in Hampshire, before the conquest; and in a succession of ages to have produced warriors, patriots, and statesmen, some of whom were...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ... THE L F E Of HENRY LORD VISCOUNT BOLINGBROKE, FJRST PRINTED IN THE YEAR THE LIFE OF LORD BOLINGBROKE. There a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217804551

ISBN - 13:9780217804554

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