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ESSAYS

UPON

HISTORY AND POLITICS.

ESSAYS

UPON

HISTORY AND POLITICS.

BY

T. E. KEBBEL,

OF THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.

LONDON:

CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193, PICCADILLY.

1864.

200 x 33.

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PREFACE.

The author of these Essays has not republished them because he believes that they are distinguished by any such peculiar merits as to place them above the average standard of periodical literature; but because, owing to causes which it would be tedious to explain, the periodical Essay has encroached upon the province of original authorship to such an extent, that the republication of articles contributed to reviews and newspapers is the only way open to many writers of coming before the public at all, or of testing the value of their own ideas by submitting them to the only kind of scrutiny which can be considered really effective.

As several of the Essays upon Statesmen contained in this volume travel over the same period of our history, it has not been possible to avoid occasional repetitions : and as the Essays on Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Disraeli

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