The Edinburgh Review, Or Critical Journal

Sydney Smith June 17, 2018

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to million books where you can read than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book Art III.Life of General Sir William Napier, K.C.B Author of History of the Peninsular War, andc Edited by the Eight Hon H A Bkuce, M.P London 1864 The historian of the Peninsular WarPurchase of this book includes free trial access to million books where you can read than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book Art III Life of General Sir William Napier, K.C.B Author of History of the Peninsular War, andc Edited by the Eight Hon H A Bkuce, M.P London 1864 The historian of the Peninsular War, not the least dis tinguished member of a renowned and highly gifted family, well deserved the honours of a biography, and we may add that he has been fortunate in the hands to which the delineation of his life and character is committed The natural partiality of It son in law has not blinded the author of these volumes to those flaws and blemishes in a noble character, the omission of which would make the portrait of Sir William Napier a flattering deception at the same time he has touched with a gentle and considerate hand on those passages in his career which his warmest admirers must contemplate with regret, and he has wisely refrained from espousing the prejudices and enmities into which a too impulsive nature was apt to hurry the subject of this memoir Another commendable feature of the work is that the hero is made to a great extent his own biographer through his numerous letters, which not only afford the most authentic information as to the various passages of his life and the motives and feelings by which he was actuated, but illustrate a large diversity of topics of public interest and of controversies upon passing events in which his active intellect impelled him to take part Interspersed with these are striking anecdotes and notices of eminent persons, with some of whom General Napier was connected by ties of cordial friendship, with others a too irritable spirit brought him at various times into unfriendly collision Upon the whole, the biography is one which will possess, if we mistake not, a singular charm for a certain class of readers, especially for the young,


  • Title: The Edinburgh Review, Or Critical Journal
  • Author: Sydney Smith
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  • Page: 176
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