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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Sir James Mackintosh to Samuel Rogers, 24 July 1820

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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‘Mardocks: 24th July, 1820.

‘Dear Rogers,—I have not the smallest feeling of resentment towards Dr. Parr, and in the present circumstances I wish to accede to his desire if I can do
so with propriety. On that question there can be no better opinion than yours, and I beg you to give it frankly.

‘My only reason for declining his company was an apprehension that my renewal of intercourse with him, if unaccompanied by some explanation, might seem to be an acquiescence in imputations against me which I had reason to believe were countenanced by him during my absence in India. On my return to England, I declared my readiness to forget what had passed, if he would intimate his belief that I was incapable of improper conduct. Do you think that the time and nature of his present request relieve me from the necessity of again proposing the same condition? If you do, I will indulge my inclination, which strongly leads me to accede to his desire. You, I know, will not advise me to gratify my feelings at any risk of my good name.

‘If you have any doubt on the subject, I can have no objection to your asking the opinion of Sharp or Whishaw, or Lord Holland.

‘I am, dear Rogers, yours very faithfully,

J. Mackintosh.’