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LIVES

OF

THE LORD CHANCELLORS

AND

KEEPERS OF THE GREAT SEAL

ENGLAND,

FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TILL THE REIGN OF

KING GEORGE IV.

BY

JOHN LORD CAMPBELL, LL.D. F.R.S.E.

IN SEVEN VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

THIRD EDITION.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

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TO

THE HONORABLE

WILLIAM FREDERICK CAMPBELL.

MY DEAR Son,

As you are not to inherit from me great possessions, or a name illustrated by long official career, I inscribe this work to you, in the hope that it may prove to you a lesson of true labour.

I have hitherto had much reason to rejoice in the progress of your studies; and when you return from viewing foreign cities and manners, I shall hope to see you struggling to confer benefits on your country, while you lay the foundation of a lasting reputation for yourself. Thus I shall be more gratified than by any power or distinction I myself could have acquired, and you will render contented and happy the declining years of —

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