Critical and Historical Essays: Southey's edition of Pilgrim's Progress. Lord Nugent's Memorials of Hampden. Burleigh and his times. Lord Mahon's War of the Succession in Spain. Walpole's Letters to Sir Horace Mann. Thackeray's History of the Earl of Chatham. Sir James Mackintosh's History of the Revolution

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Page 308 - What though the field be lost? All is not lost; the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield: And what is else not to be overcome?
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