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Romilly And Brougham

Hallam's History of the Middle Ages was the last book of any

importance read by Sir Samuel Romilly. Of this excellent work he formed

the highest opinion, and recommended its immediate perusal to Lord

Brougham, as a contrast to his dry Letter on the Abuses of Charities,

in respect of the universal interest of the subject. Yet, Sir Samuel

undervalued the Letter, for it ran through eight editions in one month.

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