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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Lord Brougham to Samuel Rogers, 31 August 1851

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: 31st August, 1851.

‘My dear Rogers,—I am truly obliged to you for your kind and friendly letter, and, as you say nothing to the contrary, I conclude you are well. It is not, however, the weather that will do either of us much good, for I have been these last two weeks in a climate more like Christmas than the dog-days. Nevertheless, I am going on mending, and hope to have got quite round before the real winter comes.

‘I have been reading Barente’sHistoire de la Convention,” and it is very well and fairly written. I expect to have far less satisfaction from La Martine. But my good friend Mignet’sHistory of Mary Stuart” will tempt me on that old and beaten ground, I doubt not.

Glenelg, from whom I heard lately, gave me a good account of you, and he could not have given me any more agreeable intelligence.

‘I have just heard from the Hollands, who are taking the baths at Aix (in Savoy). They describe the Prince of Joinville’s coming forward1 (if he really does) as a very

1 As a candidate for the Presidency in the election which was to have taken place in 1852.

alarming thing to
Louis Napoleon. If the said Prince has a chance, it is on account of the very worst defect he can have, namely, being likely to give the army what they want—a war. Of this you may be assured.

‘Believe me, most sincerely yours,
H. Brougham.

‘Remember me most kindly to Luttrell. I hear often from Denman, who is quite well, thank God.’