London: Printed by W. Bulmer, 1799. . Pagination & Contents: p half-title (verso blank; p.  title(verso blank), -6-20 text. 4to, red textured cloth, slight wear to extremities; bookplate of the 4th Earl Cowper on the front pastedown: earl's coronet above interlocking "Cs" and lettered Panshanger (the Cowper estate) below; endpapers foxed, but text clean Only edition. 8 holdings in OCLC; five in the U.S.The future Prime Minister was a mere nineteen years old when he gave this, surely one of his earliest speeches, and apparently his earliest appearance in print. Although this was privately printed, it was quoted in part by Charles James Fox, when delivering a eulogy in the House of Commons on Francis, 5th Duke of Bedford when he concluded with "a beautiful passage from the speech of a very your orator," an extract from William Lamb's academic discourse...The tone and subject of the essay...deserve a certain notice from its date so close to the period when the events of France had driven some the best and noblest sympathisers with the cause of humanity to despair....Please see "The Fortnighlyt Review" Volume 29, page 209. (Inventory #: 2455)
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