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The eloquence of the British Senate, being a selection of the best speeches of the most distinguished English, Irish, and Scotch parliamentary speakers from the beginning of the reign of Charles I to

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The eloquence of the British Senate, being a selection of the best speeches of the most distinguished English, Irish, and Scotch parliamentary speakers from the beginning of the reign of Charles I to the present time, with notes, biographical, critical, First American Edition by T. Kirk, 1809-1811; 45 Libraries have copies of this 2 volume set. Covers British Senate speeches from 1625 to 1802. The first American Edition was printed after the First British Edition in 1807. A rare set. Naturally many of the speeches in the second volume are concerned with the American colonies and the what is termed 'obstreperous behavior' of their inhabitants...Hazlitt introduces the various speakers with wonderfully opinionated comments that range from a few lines in length to numerous pages (Edmund Burke & Charles James Fox to name a few). Geoffry Keynes suggests that the odd dating of the two volumes is the result of predating Volume I as it was produced in late 1809 but neglecting to do so in Volume II. There were two additional editions of 1810, issued in Brooklyn and New York. [Keynes, p. 141. Sabin 3124. Shaw & Shoemaker 17730]. In period leather swirled and decorated boards with some fox and staining as is usual from books and paper of this period. A fine set with the usual abrasions and other tears to the leather, otherwise a great set for American history and Revolutionary War collectors to see the arguments for and against the colonies on a variety of issues, including the Stamp Act and many other debates in Britain. A rare set, no copies found. Title: The eloquence of the British Senate, being a selection of the best speeches of the most distinguished English, Irish, and Scotch parliamentary speakers from the beginning of the reign of Charles I to the present time, with notes, biographical, critical, and explanatory / Author(s): Hazlitt, William,; 1778-1830.Publication: Brooklyn : Printed by T. Kirk, Year: 1810-1809 Description: v. ; 23 cm. Language: English Standard No: LCCN: 78-322630 SUBJECT(S) Geographic: Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1603-1714. Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1714-1820. Grande-Bretagne -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1603-1714. Grande-Bretagne -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1714-1820. Class Descriptors: LC: DA397; Dewey: 941/.06/08 Responsibility: [compiled] by William Hazlitt. Entry: 19790124 Update: 20100821 Accession No: OCLC: 4808743