Historical and Biographical Essays (Volume 2); Biographical Daniel de Foe. Sir Richard Steele. Charles Churchill. Samuel Foote

Historical and Biographical Essays (Volume 2); Biographical Daniel de Foe. Sir Richard Steele. Charles Churchill. Samuel Foote

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858. Excerpt: ... / He did not think the Brothers' Club had helped the Ministry, nor that the Scriblerus Club would be of any service to Literature. He preferred to stand where he did; qunplaced, unpensioned, no man's heir or slave;q in frank and free communication with his countrymen. And therefore was he assailed by Tory scribes on the one hand, and by Whig scribes on the other, who could yet only join their attacks on the one point of accusing him of a hankering after place. qAnd what place do I write for?q he pleasantly asked. qI have not yet inquired whether qthere is a vacancy in the press-yard; but I know of no qplace anybody could think I should be writing for, qunless it be a place in Newgate, for this truly may be qthe fate of any body that dare to speak plainly to men qin power.q The same charge had been brought against him while yet the old Whigs held office. qAs to places, qI have been seven jears under what we call a Whig qgovernment, and have not been a stranger to men in qpower. I have had the honour to be told I served that qgovernment; the fury of an enraged party has given qtheir testimony to it, and I could produce yet greater; qbut the man is not alive of whom I have sought preqferment or reward. If I have espoused a wrong cause; qif I have acted in a good cause in an unfair manner; qif I have, for fear, favour, or by the bias of any man in qthe world, great or small, acted against what I always qprofessed, or what is the known interest of the nation; qif I have any way abandoned that glorious principle of qtruth and liberty, which I ever was embarked in, and qwhich I trust I shall never, through fear or hope, step qone inch back from, --if I have done thus, then, as qJob says in another case, 'Let thistles grow instead q' of wheat, and cockles instead ...This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858.


Title:Historical and Biographical Essays (Volume 2); Biographical Daniel de Foe. Sir Richard Steele. Charles Churchill. Samuel Foote
Author: John Forster
Publisher:General Books LLC - 2009-12
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