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To We do not think it has any great value as a history; nor is it very admirable as a piece of composition. It comprehends too short a period, and includes too few events to add much to our knowledge of facts; and abounds too little with splendid passages to lay much hold on the imagination. The reflections which it contains, too, are generally more remarkable for their truth and simplicity, than for arsy great fineness or profundity of thinking ; and many opportunities are neglected, or rather purposely declined, of entering into large and general speculations. Notwithstanding all this, the work, we think, is invaluable, not only as a memorial of the high principles and gentle dispositions of its illustrious author, but as a record of those sentiments of true English constitutional independence, which seem to have been nearly forgotten in the bitterness and hazards of our more recent contentions. It is delightful as the picture of a character; and most instructive and opportune as a remembrancer of public duties. We must be permitted to say a word or two more upon each of these subjects. ..

To those who know Mr Fox only by the great outlines of his public history, who know merely that he paffed from the diffipations of too gay a youth into the tumults and cabals of a political life ; and that his days were spent in contending about public measures, and in guiding or averting the tempefts of faction, the spirit of indulgent and tender feeling which pervades all this book must appear very unaccountable. Those who live much in the world, even in a private station, commonly have their hearts a little hardened, and their moral sensibility a little impaired. But ftatesmen and practical politicians, are, with justice, suspected of a ftill greater forgetfulness of mild impressions and honourable fcruples. Coming necessarily into contact with great vices and great sufferings, they must gradually lose some of their horror for the first, and much of their compassion for the last. Conftantly engaged in contention, they cease pretty generally to regard any human beings as objects of sympathy or disinterested attachment; and mixing much with the most corrupt part of mankind, naturally come to regard the species itself with indifference, if not with contempt. All the softer feelings are apt to be worn off in the rough conflicts of factious hoftility, and all the finer moralities to be effaced, by the constant contemplation of expediency, and the necessities of occasional compliance. . Such is the common conception which we form of men who have lived the life of Mr Fox ; and such, in spite of the testimony of partial friends, is the impression which most private persons would have retained of him, if this volume had not come to convey a truer and a more engaging picture to the world at large, and to pofterity.



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