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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Lord Brougham to Samuel Rogers, [18 June 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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‘House of Lords: Tuesday [18th June, 1850].

‘My dear R.,—I am here sitting on causes at ten this morning, having only got to bed at half-past four. We had such a victory over my poor friend Pam as no man ever dreamt of. The Government said they should be beaten by 3 or 4; they were beaten by 37.1 Ominous number!—being my majority in 1816, by which I destroyed the Income Tax.

‘I was really sorry to be obliged to vote against Palmerston in a personal case, and I refused to debate it, and only made a panegyric on him when I announced my reluctant vote. No man ever was so ill-defended: Lansdowne excellent as always, but all the Lords were away at dinner. Beaumont and Eddisbury did him harm. Stanley very good; Canning also, but savage; Aberdeen good, but ditto.

‘Yours ever,
‘H. B.’