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MADE HIS FIRST SPEECH IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS .

March 5, 1810

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OBTAINED PATENT OF PRECEDENCE .

July, 1827 MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR KNARESBOROUGH

Feb., 1830 MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR COUNTY OF YORK .

Aug., 1830 LORD CHANCELLOR

Nov. 22, 1830 BARON BROUGHAM AND VAUX.

Nov. 23, 1830
RESIGNED CHANCELLORSHIP

Nov. 20, 1834
RECEIVED A FRESH PATENT OF PEERAGE WITH REMAINDER
TO MR. WILLIAM BROUGHAM

March 22, 1860
DIED AT CANNES, FRANCE .

May 7, 1868

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LORD BROUGHAM.

Two most eminent 'English lawyers, two ex-Chancellors, have died within the last few months, Lord Brougham and Lord Cranworth. The latter is known almost wholly as a lawyer, and his distinction was due to his thorough acquaintance with both common law and equity, aided by his political views and his personal address. Lord Brougham, however, was not solely, or principally, celebrated as a lawyer. He has been styled as “probably the hugest human phenomenon of our century," because he is alleged to have united in himself the energy and varied powers of a hundred different men; because he wrote on education, history, biography, international, constitutional, and common law, science, natural theology, every branch of politics, the oratory of Greece and Rome, and even composed a romance; because he was at once a man of science, a mathematician, a metaphysician, a biographer, a historian, a forcible and constant public speaker, a popular leader, a statesman, a lawyer, and a judge; and because, above all, in the exercise of the various qualities which such pursuits required, he maintained as many distinct personalities, and because the identity of the individual playing so many diverse parts scarcely ever appeared.2

Notwithstanding political economy and experience have alike shown that worldly greatness and worldly prosperity are best secured by an assiduous devotion to a single special pursuit, and

I Lord Brougham died May 7, and Lord Cranworth, July 26.

2 See London Spectator, May 16, 1868. VOL. III.

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