The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith (Classic Reprint)

Fb&c Limited, 8 de gen. 2017 - 342 pàgines
Excerpt from The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith

To appreciate the value of the Edinburgh Review, the state of Eu land at the pe riod when that journal began should be had in remembrance. The C olios were not emancipated - the Co ration and Test Acts were unrepealed - the Game horribly oppressiv tee] Traps and Springfiuns were set all over the country Prisonem tried for their Lives could have no Counsel - Lord Eldon and the Court of Chancery pressed heavily u on mankind - Libel was Eunisheti by the most cruel and vindictive inprisonmen e principles of Political conomy were little understood - the Law of Debt and of Cons iracy were upon the worst possible footing - tho enormous wickedness of the Slave rade was tolerated - a thousand evils were in exis tence, which the talents of good and able men have since lessened or removed; and these efi'ects have been not a little assisted by the honest boldness of the Edinburgh.

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