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THE

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

OF

WILLIAM JERDAN,

M.R.S.L., CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE REAL ACADEMIA DE LA HISTORIA
OF SPAIN, &c. &c.

WITH HIS

Literary, Political, and Social Reminiscences and Correspondence

DURING THE LAST FIFTY YEARS.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

ARTHUR HALL, VIRTUE, & Co., 25, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1852.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

1860, July 13. Perkan Bequest.

LONDON:

BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

38-2626-3

Dedicated to the Memory

OF

THE RIGHT HON. GEORGE CANNING:

MOST ADMIRABLE IN EVERY RELATION OF LIFE,
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE;

THE CONSISTENT STATESMAN, PURE PATRIOT, REFINED SCHOLAR,
ELOQUENT ORATOR, AND BRILLIANT WIT;

DEVOTED TO HIS FRIENDS, GENEROUS TO HIS FOES, CHIVALROUS TO ALL;

GREAT IN HIS NATIONAL VIEWS,

OPEN AND LIBERAL IN HIS UNIVERSAL POLICY, AND

NOBLE IN EVERY SENTIMENT OF HIS HEART!

A MAN

UPON WHOM NATURE SET THE SEAL OF EVERY GRACEFUL ELEMENT AND ILLUSTRIOUS QUALITY;

IN LIFE BELOVED, AND IN DEATH DEPLORED, BY THE BRITISH PEOPLE, TO WHOM HIS LOSS WAS AN IRREPARABLE CALAMITY.

EVER GRATEFUL FOR THE DISTINCTION OF HIS PERSONAL REGARD,

This Volume

IS INSCRIBED WITH HIS RESPLENDENT NAME, BY

August, 1852.

W. JERDAN.

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