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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Lord Brougham to Samuel Rogers, [1850]

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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‘Paris: Monday [no date].

‘My dear R.,—I write to you now in case I should be prevented to-morrow by the hurry of new arrivals. I write to impress as strongly as I can on you the imprudence of exposing yourself to cold. I called the other day before one, and found you gone out to walk on a very cold day. Now when you have been ill of a bad cold, this was the very worst thing you could do. Old Dr. Brownrigg of Cumberland, a friend of Dr. Black and all our famous men, said to a man who told him he “had nothing but a cold.” “Nothing but a cold! Would you
have the plague?” And so it is to all persons advanced in life. I have taken more pains against that than any other malady, and I do most strongly urge you to do the same thing yourself.

‘I have seen the Hollands and Normanbys and Arago—no one else. I dine at Holland’s to-day and Luttrell is to be there.

‘Things are quiet for the hour—or week—or month. But no one has the very least confidence in them. I wish you were going with me on Sunday to philosophis in Provence with a fine sun and dry air. Adieu.

‘Yours ever most sincerely,
H. Brougham.’