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CHARACTERS

OF

1803-1804.

I wish no other herald,
“ No other speaker of my living actions,
“To keep mine honour from corruption,
" But such an honest chronicler,”-

HEN, VIII. Act. 4, Sc. 2.

Hic nigræ succus loliginis; hæc est
Ærugo mera ; quod vitium procul afore chartis,
“ Atque animo prius, ut si quid promittere de me
" Possum aliud vere promitto."

HORACE, Sat. i. 4. 100.

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PREFACE.

WE

E now present the Public with the sixth

volume of a Work, which, if we are to judge from the rapidity of the sale, and the number of editions, has enjoyed an uninterrupted career of popular favour since its first appearance in 1798.

The lives, as usual, are drawn up by different pens, and the Editors have applied on this, as on former occasions, to such persons as appeared most capable of affording them the means of obtaining correct information.

Other collateral sources have also been recurred to, and neither trouble nor expence has been spared to obtain such a continuation of the Public CHARACTERS of the Empire, as is calculated to satisfy curiosity, without gratifying malevolence.

November the 20th, 1893.

ERRAT I.

At page 396, line 20, for Pageli, read Fuzeli; and for Parner,

read Porter.

At page 401, line 1, for His second wifi, a beautiful, &c. &c.

read, His second wife was the widow of -- Lucas, Esq. His son is married to a beautiful and amiable young lady, the daugh

ter of William Lock, Esq. At page 402, line 5, for George, read David.

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