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MEMOIRS OF THE POLITICAL AND L1TERARY LIFE - WITH SELECTIONS FROM HIS CORRESPONDENCE, DIARIES, AND UNPUBLISHED LITERARY REMAINS. -. IN TWO VOI, U31ES. VOL. I - 1850. - CONTENTS THE FIRST VOLUME. - CHAPTER I. Parentage of Mr. Ward. Mother s Spaniard. Her premature Death. Great Kindness of General and Mrs. Cornwallis. Mr. Wards early Fondness for Milton and Shakspeare. Sent to Hackney School. Revolutionary Principles of Master. Studious Habits at School. Loses his Friends the Cornwallises. Sent to Christ Church. College Friendships. Tour to the Lakes with Sir afichael Shaw Stewart. Goes to the Baths of Bar2ges for his Health. Adventures on Commencement of Frencll Revolution. Returns to England - - Page 1 CHAP. 11. Called to the Bar. Curious Adventure, which introduced him to the Notice of Pitt. The Revolutionary Watchmaker. Mr. Ward brought before a Cabinet Council. The Idea of his Work on the Law of Nations suggested by the late Lord Eldon, then Solici tor-General. First Intention of that Work. Extract slrowing its ultimate Character - - - - 12 CHAP. 111. Mr. Ward in London Society. His personal Appearance. Great Talent for RIusic. BIusical Landlady. First Attachment. 1 isnppointnient celebmtccl in V rse. Acquaintance with Miss CONTENTS. Maling, Sister to Lady Blulgrave. Letters from Mr. Ward to Lord Mulgrave. Revolutions-ry Movements. Air-gun Plot. Progress at the Bar. Gradual Increase of Practice. Arrangements for Circuit - - - Page 23 CHAP. IV. Rival Attractions of Lam and Politics. An cc Opportunity and its Consequences. Unexpected Recognition of a Client. Letter from Carlisle. Introduction to Politics. Pamphlet on the Law of Neutrals. Letter from Lord Mulgrave on Pitts Resignation. Lord Grenville and Sir W. Scott on Mr. Wards Pamphlet. Disappointment as to expected Office abroad. Lord Mulgraves Letter thereon. Lord Grenville to Lord Mulgrave on the Preliminaries of Peace. BXr. Ward enters Parliament. Letters from Mr. Pitt offering him a Seat g - 35 CHAP. V. Arrangements among certain of Pitts Friends for his Return to Power. Letters between Mr. Ward and Lord Mulgrave thereon. Lord Mulgrave to Bfr-Pitt, and Explanations to Mr. Ward as to the Extent of Cornmunications. Lord Lowther to B1r. Ward. Lord Mulgrave from Bath. Mr. Wood gives Accounts of Progress and Abandonment of the cc Paper Project. Reflections thereon - - - 60 CHAP. VI. Session of 1802-3. Position of Addington. Letters from and to - Lord Mulgrave upoil Mr. Wards first Speech. Inquiry into Abuses in Naval Affairs. Mr. Wards Speech. Remarks upon Progress of Session. Letter from Lord Mulgrave to Mr. Ward upon Obstacles to Mr. Pitts Return to Power. Lord Mulgrave to Mr. Pitt. Mr. Tard on the Progress of the Session - 97 CHAP. VII. Mr. Ward goes to West BIoulsey. Anecdote of Mr. Pitt there. Close of the Session. Letters as to Addingtons Preparations for impending Invasion. Letters from Lord Lomther to Mr. CONTENTS. Ijrard. Commencement of the new Session with combined Attack on Addington. Mr. Wards Pamphlet on the previous Negotiations. Mr. Pitt to Xr. Ward thereon. Lords Mulgrave and Lowther on the same. Change of Ministry. u i r r e l b e tween Spain and England. Melancholy Accident during the Capture of Spanish Treasure-ships. Mr. Wards Pamphlet on Commencement of International Wars. He is appointed Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs - - Page 132 CHAP, VIII...
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