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Review of Lord Mahons History of the American Revolution: From the North American Review for July, 1852

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Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331359005
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94 pages
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Excerpt from Review of Lord Mahons History of the American Revolution: From the North American Review for July, 1852We are not going to comment on these agreeable volumes at large. We have read them with great interest and enjoyment- - not withMoreExcerpt from Review of Lord Mahons History of the American Revolution: From the North American Review for July, 1852We are not going to comment on these agreeable volumes at large. We have read them with great interest and enjoyment- - not with satisfaction- that is more than we can say. Lord Mahon is a better historical writer than either of the eminent persons who have treated any portion of English history between the Revolution of 1688 and the accession of George the Third. He is a more reasonable, at all events a more moderate, Tory than Mr. Adolphus, who began at the latter era. Indeed, one chief merit of his book is the fair and generous spirit which for the most part pervades it. It is quite plain that he means to maintain good faith with subjects and readers, to tell the story frankly and truly, and impartially to award praise and blame. It is further clear that he has right and manly feelings, a quiet sympathy with whatever is honorable and amiable in character, and an honest antipathy for what is base. I feel, he says, in one of his earlier volumes, that to state any fact without sufficient authority, or to draw any character without thorough conviction, implies not merely literary failure, but moral guilt. Of any such unfair intention I hope the reader may acquit me - I am sure I can acquit myself. Of all such unfair intention we cordially acquit his Lordship. And because we do so, we assure ourselves of his favorable reception of a few corrections which we are presently to make of some of his unintentional misstatements.Lord Mahon is not only an upright historian, but a writer, in the main, competent and accomplished for his work.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.