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OF

LORD LYNDHURST

AND

LORD BROUGHAM,

LORD CHANCELLORS AND KEEPERS OF THE

GREAT SEAL OF ENGLAND.

BY THE LATE

JOHN LORD CAMPBELL, LL.D. F.R.S.E.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1869.

The right of Translation is resurred.

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LONDON: PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS, DUKE STREET, STAMFORD STREET,

AND CILARIXG CROSS.

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PREFACE BY THE EDITOR.

The following Memoirs were written as a continuation of the series of the · Lives of the Chancellors;' but they are necessarily more in the nature of sketches than of finished biographies. The author, writing during the lifetime of the distinguished men whose portraits he was anxious to add to his long gallery of the holders of the Great Seal, had not the advantage of the letters and journals and contemporary memoirs which may be published hereafter, supplying valuable materials for future biographers; but, on the other hand, he had his own personal recollections and his intimate acquaintance with the men and the events of the time to draw from,—an advantage which cannot be enjoyed by the laborious compiler of a later generation.

The life of Lord Lyndhurst stops unfinished in the year 1858, and that of Lord Brougham is carried down only a few months later; but, as at those dates Lord Lyndhurst was eighty-six years old, and Lord Brougham in his eighty-first year, the history of their careers can scarcely be called incomplete. What I have chiefly to regret is that the summary of Lord Brougham's character is wanting, in which my fatlıer had proposed to give a further account

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