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SAMPSON LOW, SON, AND MARSTON.

CROWN BUILDINGS, 188, FLEET STREET.

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HE aim of this volume is so clearly seen

in its title, that few words are necessary

here, and these will be used only to assure the reader, that from the mass of literature which has already grown around the history of the most extraordinary captain and statesman of modern times, the conversations, phrases and opinions which are most characteristic have been carefully gathered together, and subjected to some sort of arrangement; so that we have here, in a small compass, that which will best, without bias, form our judgment of a man who, while he has on the one hand been unduly exalted, has on the other been unjustly condemned. Judged here by his own words, by his warm opinions, his ardent wishes, his generous impulses, or his selfish and

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