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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Lord Brougham to Samuel Rogers, [8 September 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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‘Brougham: Sunday [8th September, 1850].

‘My dear R.,—We all long to hear of you and how you get on. Mrs. Meynell is here, and desires, with Lady Malet, to be most kindly remembered to you. She did not like to call as she passed through town, for fear it might have troubled you; but I told her you would have been most happy to see her. Lady M. did call, but was not let in. We are all curious to know if it is really true that Luttrell is married. Pray satisfy our curiosity.

Lady W. Russell and her sons are here, and very agreeable they are. I have seen nothing of the Hollands, and learn that they are gone to Paris.

Metternich writes me his opinion of France, which
agrees quite with my own, that the entire want of provident views in that people makes it impossible to foresee what may any day happen to them, but that meanwhile
Louis Napoleon’s strength consists in possession being more to be trusted than expectation—or, as we say, holdfast being a better dog than brag.

‘I shall send you my letter to Denman on Law Amendment the moment it is out.

‘Believe me, sincerely yours,
‘H. B.’