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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Lord Brougham to Samuel Rogers to Samuel Rogers, 5 March [1853]

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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‘Grafton Street: Saturday, 5th March [1853].

‘My dear Rogers,—I have been prevented from writing to you by the hope that I should have something
like better accounts to give of our excellent and much-loved friend
Denman. The general health is as good as possible; but, unhappily, there is very little, if any, progress in the restoration of his speech. I need hardly add that this state in which he had been all the time I was at Cannes, prevented me from going over to Nice, where my being, and unable to see or communicate with him, would have given him great pain.

‘The consequence was that our poor friend, the Duchess of Bedford, I did not see; she had been quite well five days before her death, but walked so as to heat herself, and then got a chill in the carriage.

‘The climate on our fine coast at Cannes has been marvellously cold.

‘My brother (whose family I left there) writes that they have had snow a foot deep, and often years pass without any snow at all, and never above a sprinkling.

‘I hear that Larpent’s book is worth reading. Douro (the new Duke) strongly recommends it. Lady Susan Hamilton is on her way home. I saw the Duchess—her mother—to-day quite well.

‘Yours ever sincerely,
H. Brougham.’