... I even thought it my duty to take an opportunity, in one of Hector's half sober moments, to remonstrate with all the arguments and energy I could collect; and endeavored to persuade him to decline the poll. But my efforts were useless. He was equally... The adventures of Hugh Trevor - Page 91by Thomas Holcroft - 1797 - 634 pagesFull view
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...the poll. But my efforts were useless. He was equally vain of his wealth and his influence. His purse perhaps was as deep as that of the proud peer; his...election though he were to mortgage every foot of land he possessed, (p. 455) The struggle builds on each side, with violence, scandal, and rancor increasing...