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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Lord Brougham to Samuel Rogers, 2 August 1852

Vol. I Contents
Chapter I. 1803-1805.
Chapter II. 1805-1809.
Chapter III. 1810-1812.
Chapter IV. 1813-1814.
Chapter V. 1814-1815.
Chapter VI. 1815-1816.
Chapter VII. 1816-1818.
Chapter VIII. 1818-19.
Chapter IX. 1820-1821.
Chapter X. 1822-24.
Chapter XI. 1825-1827.
Vol. II Contents
Chapter I. 1828-1830.
Chapter II. 1831-34.
Chapter III. 1834-1837.
Chapter IV. 1838-41.
Chapter V. 1842-44.
Chapter VI. 1845-46.
Chapter VII. 1847-50.
Chapter VIII. 1850
Chapter IX. 1851.
Chapter X. 1852-55.
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‘Scarborough: 2nd August, 1852.

‘My dear R.,—I long to hear of your well-being, whether in London or at Brighton.

‘I have been here these three weeks and more with my brother’s children, he being still detained in town. Except Denman, I have seen no one that I ever saw before; but I am far from complaining of that. Denman was here 10 or 12 days, and found the fine bracing air of the place agreed well with him. We often talked of you; and he said you were his great example. We also talked over this outrage lately committed by poor Langdale’s family—publishing such letters as L. himself would sooner have put his hand in the fire than made
public: some of his own, and some—much more improper—of his friend and benefactor

‘There is a book lately come out which I recommend to you—Mallet du Pan’s Memoirs—as containing curious matter. I had always a prejudice against him, though I recollect Romilly used to take his part, and I now think justly. Nothing in the book is more remarkable than the low estimate, in all respects, of the Bourbon Princes and the emigrants generally. Of Louis Philippe it is quite otherwise.

‘Believe me ever sincerely yours,
H. Brougham.’