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Burke

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Author: John Morley (Viscount Morley)
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,586 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 880
Added to site: 2004.07.18
mnybks.net#: 8839
Genre: Biography
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ily born, to open and to liberalise the mind exactly in the same proportion."[1] Burke was never called to the bar, and the circumstance that, about the time when he ought to have been looking for his first guinea, he published a couple of books which had as little as possible to do with either law or equity, is a tolerably sure sign that he had followed the same desultory courses at the Temple as he had followed at Trinity College. We have only to tell over again a very old story. The vague attractions of literature prevailed over the duty of taking up a serious profession. His father, who had set his heart on having a son in the rank of a barrister, was first suspicious, then extremely indignant, and at last he withdrew his son's allowance, or else reduced it so low that the recipient could not possibly live upon it. This catastrophe took place some time in 1755,--a year of note in the history of literature, as the date of the publication of Johnson's Dictionary. It was upon literature, the most se

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