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THE first of our living Statesmen is not only remarkable for the largeness of his political views and his consummate mastery of details, but for the generous confidence with which he regards the working classes of his fellow-countrymen, and for his untiring energy in promoting their welfare. He is also known as a lover of the beautiful and the noble in literature, especially as exhibited in the poetry of the C heroic ages. A popular edition of Sir Walter Scott's É Poems has therefore a double right to the sanction of his name. The writer of the following Memoir avails himself of othe privilege which has been accorded him, and with sentit

ments of the deepest admiration and respect, dedicates this

book to Mr. Gladstone,

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