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NOTES. P. i. 1. 1. This book, Gleig's Life of Warren Hastings, 3
vols., 1841: Gleig, George Robert, 1796-1888, entered at'Oxford in
1811, but left before taking his degree to join the 85th Regiment
with which he served in the Peninsular and American Wars; in 1816
he went on half-pay, and returned to Oxford. Later on he was
ordained a clergyman, and ultimately became Chaplain- General of
the Forces. Besides the Life of Warren Hastings, he was author of
Campaigns of the British A rmy at Washington and New Orleans, Life
of Sir Thomas Munro, History of India, Lives of Military
Commanders, various Novels, Essays, etc. manufactured, a scornful
expression, as though the book were merely the work of manual
labour and owed nothing to intelligence or literary skill. 1. 8.
undigested correspondence, a mass of letters printed without any
such arrangement as would guide the reader hi following the
narrative. I. 13. a bookmaker, one who cannot be said to write
books, but only to make books by putting together material supplied
to him, a sort of scissors and paste operation: cp. "
manufactured," 1. 1. II. 19, 20. is neither ... Scott, is very far
from having the literary power possessed by either Goldsmith or
Scott. Goldsmith's school History of Greece was a very poor piece
of work, undertaken not because he had deeply studied the subject
or as a scholar was well fitted for the task, but because his
poverty obliged him to accept any employment for his pen that was
offered him. Scott's Life of Napoleon was likewise a piece of mere
drudgery for which his genius was but poorly adapted. 11. 25-P.
2.1. 2. which bear... Man, which in point of moral doctrine are as
much below the standard of Machiavelli's "Prince" as that work is
below the "Whole Duty of Man." The Prince, Del Principe...
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