The Public And Private Life Of Lord Chancellor Eldon (volume 2); With Selections From His…

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byHorace Twiss

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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. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLHT. 1820, 1821. In the preceding summer, a learned prelate, who held the Deanery of St. Paul''s with his Bishoprick was translated to the higher See.of Winchester, on which event he vacated his Deanery. Soon after this promotion, says Lord Eldon, in his Anecdote Book, " His Majesty told me, Lord Liverpool applied to him to bestow the Deanery upon Dr. Van Mildert, stating, that the Deanery house had been much neglected; that it was greatly out of repair, by reason of non-residence in it; that, the late Dean not residing in it, there had been little attendance of the Dean at St. Paul''s, and the Cathedral therefore also had been very ill regulated, as to service, &c.; and that Dr. Van Mildert had agreed to put the house into repair and good order, to reside in it several months in the year, and during that residence to attend St. Paul''s constantly. The King told me that he answered Lord Liverpool''s letter, by stating, that he readily agreed to Dr. Van Mildert''s succeeding to the Deanery upon these terms, and that he supposed that the neglect of the Deanery and the Cathedral had induced Lord Liverpool to recommend the late Dean to the opulent see of Winchester." The King''s jest is well enough; but the fact seems to have been, that Lord Liverpool, who always exercised a most conscientious discretion in his Episcopal promotions, did not discover the disorders of the Deanery and Cathedral, till, by the departure of the Dignitary who had permitted them, the tongues of his subordinates were set at liberty. The following letter to Lord Eldon adds one more to the countless instances of the Duke of Wellington''s solicitude for the interests of the public and for the claims of those by whom the public has been efficiently served : -- The Duke of Wellington to Lord El...

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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. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLHT. 1820, 1821. In the preceding summer, a learned prelate, who held the Deanery of St. Paul''s with his Bishoprick was tra...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.49 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217637159

ISBN - 13:9780217637152

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