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Memoirs and Letters of James Kent

Kent, William

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ISBN 10: 0306718472 / ISBN 13: 9780306718472
Published by Da Capo Press Inc, 1970
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Title: Memoirs and Letters of James Kent

Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc

Publication Date: 1970

Book Condition:Good

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Excerpt from Memoirs and Letters of James Kent

One of the peculiarities of letters, as a form of literature, is that the writer cannot superintend their publication; and the duty which therefore falls upon a literary executor is complex.

It should be his aim to present to the reader a concise, true, and attractive selection from the material at hand, yet at the same time neither to dwarf nor magnify his subject out of true proportion.

Light and shadow, as they inevitably come into the life of every man, are necessary to give true perspective, and, as Mr. Froude has said, "the sharpest scrutiny is the condition of enduring fame."

To this end has this Memoir been written, in which there has been nothing to hide, nothing to extenuate.

It has been the Editor's aim to tell the simple story of the life of this painstaking, industrious, and conscientious student, in his own words; and the narrative is chiefly interesting as we note the method by which he became the embodiment of such a vast store of legal erudition.

The fire of the Revolution had burned fiercely, destroying the traditions, institutions, and usages which the colonists had transplanted from the mother country.

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