Memoirs of the Legal, Literary, and Political Life of the Late the Right Honourable John Philpot Curran, Once Master of the Rolls in Ireland: Comprising Copious Anecdotes of His Wit and Humour; And a Selection of His Poetry, Interspersed with Occasional B

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Fb&c Limited, 2016 M10 26 - 338 pages
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To give the perfect portrait of a person so distinguished for eloquence, Wit, humour, literature, and taste; of one so pre-eminently gifted by nature, with the rarest and richest powers of mind, would require in the painter somewhat similar endowments. Livy said, that to draw the character of Cicero, the biographer must be. Another Cicero, They best can paint it who have felt it most.

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