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1827 Excerpt: ...merely personal point of view, it is quite another
thing to bear calmly with those attacks, which men calling
themselves loyal make on the pure and disinterested principles of
patriotism. However, upon second thoughts, it may be better for me
to go, than to appear, even for a moment, mortified by a defeat;
for, after all, the defeat is merely owing to the power of
influence, the people are manifestly on my side; and should that
most desirable measure, a reform in parliament, ever take place, I
think I may calculate on the unbiassed suffrages of the people.
Till this day, I was not aware of the extent of my popularity. Yes,
I will take your advice, my dear child; I will dine at the King's
Head, and I am ready to make every exertion in favour of the great
cause." "But, my dear father, you had better not exert yourself too
much at the dinner, you must remember that you have promised to
attend the ball." "I will be duly careful, and will so manage, that
my public duties and my personal engagements do not by any means
clash or interfere with each other." Matters being thus arranged,
the patriot and his daughter were well pleased; Mr. North was fully
bent on being a firm patriot at the King's Head, and was as
determined to be a most perfect gentleman at the assembly-room in
the evening; and Miss North merely anticipated the pleasure of a
ball, a luxury which she but seldom enjoyed. CHAPTER X. Reft of a
crown he yet mayhare the feast. Grat. The great room at the King's
Head was nearly filled before four o'clock, so that the waiters
could hardly pass through the crowd, to place the dishes on the
table. As soon as this ceremony was performed, and the plebeian
part of the company was seated, there entered the room, in great
state, the Honoura...
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M A Scargill
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