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George Payne Rainsford James was an English novelist and historical writer, the son of a physician in London. He was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign.


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Or, Laurel Water, Volume 2 by

, Published in Jan 1970 by BiblioLife, LLC

ISBN10: 1147410682 | ISBN13: 9781147410686

Excerpt from Sir Theodore Broughton, Vol. 2 of 3: Or, Laurel Water
Heaven have mercy upon the poor man who would even dream of such a thing! Not a bakers cur with a tin kettle tied to his tail would be so hooted, pelted, kicked, beaten, and pursued as he would be.
The Hebrew sage declared, there was nothing new under the sun; but since his days, and even since the days of the English sage whom I have mentioned, a new thing has arisen, and that a mighty and ever-increasing power.
The daily and weekly press, the mightiest engine for good or evil that ever was invented by the prolific brain of man, possesses - neither unreasonably nor unjustly do I mean to say - an amount of power which any individual might as well attempt to contend with, as an infant to stop a locomotive with a straw.
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