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The Life of William Roscoe
William Roscoe to Angelo Fabroni, [1802?]

Vol I. Contents
Chapter I. 1753-1781
Chapter II. 1781-1787
Chapter III. 1787-1792
Chapter IV. 1788-1796
Chapter V. 1795
Chapter VI. 1796-1799
Chapter VII. 1799-1805
Chapter IX. 1806-1807
Chapter X. 1808
Chapter XI. 1809-1810
Vol II. Contents
Chapter XII. 1811-1812
Chapter XIII. 1812-1815
Chapter XIV. 1816
Chapter XV. 1817-1818
Chapter XVI. 1819
Chapter XVII. 1820-1823
Chapter XVIII. 1824
Chapter XIX. 1825-1827
Chapter XX. 1827-1831
Chapter XXI.
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“I wait for your ‘Life of Leo’ with the impatience of a traveller by night, who expects the moon shortly to rise and direct his way. In the course of last winter I sketched the first volume of my work on the same subject, which places Leo on the pontifical throne; the remainder will, I apprehend, occupy two other volumes, and the fourth will be devoted to the appendix. This arrangement, you will easily perceive, will require much time to complete; and as I consider it rather as the offspring of my leisure than as my occupation, it will be some years before I can hope to lay my researches before the public. In the meantime, I have been assiduous, and not unsuccessful, in my enquiries. By the assistance of Lord Holland, and of Mr. Penrose, the British Resident at Florence, I have received numerous documents from the archives of that place, which have thrown great light on the life and early part of the pontificate of Leo X. These I have already employed in a great degree in my narrative, and I doubt not your learned and judicious work will furnish me with much additional information.”