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Excerpt from Memoirs of Lord Bolingbroke, Vol. 1 of 2Considering the station which Bolingbroke occupies in our history, both as a statesman and a writer, it is surprising that no tolerable history of his life has yet appeared. The only connectedMoreExcerpt from Memoirs of Lord Bolingbroke, Vol. 1 of 2Considering the station which Bolingbroke occupies in our history, both as a statesman and a writer, it is surprising that no tolerable history of his life has yet appeared. The only connected accounts of him in the language are, the Memorials of his Life and Ministerial Conduct, published soon after his death, in the form of letters, and containing, as its title imports, little more than a history of his public conduct while secretary of state- - another, yet more meagre and less known, to be found only among the political pamphlets of the time, and consisting almost entirely of extracts from Boyers Political State, and the Parliamentary History- - and a third, which, as it was written by Goldsmith, is more generally read. This last is, however, but a sketch.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.