The Only Approved Guide Through All the Stages of a Quarrel
This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1829. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The following has been copied from the letter of Colonel Shaw, secretary to the Marquis Wellesley, when that accomplished nobleman was viceroy of Ireland. "Woodstock, Nov. 15, 1823. "Sir, "I have had the honor to lay before the Lord Lieutenant your letter of the 12th instant, together with your Work on Duelling, for which I am directed to return you his Excellency's best thanks, and to express to you his approbation of the laudable object of that publication. I have the honor to be, sir, your most obedient, humble servant, "M. Shawe." Joseph Hamilton, Esq. Armadale Cottage, near Dublin. A nobleman, and general officer, who has fired eight shots in a single duel, says; "I have been favoured with yours of the 26th ultimo, together with the accompanying inclosures, in reply, I. beg leave to say, that the proposed association shall have my support, and I shall be much obliged to you to send me a dozen copies of the work." Another nobleman, who is equally re c spected for his patriotism and exalted sense of honor, says; "I admire extremely, and approve of your benevolent exertions to put an end to the barbarous system of duelling; but I fear that, barbarous though it be, it is the means of civilization, and acts as a kind of safety valve to the ebullition of passion. Many despotic, and many wise and liberal princes, have endeavoured to put an end to the practice, but in vain; and when they have failed, I fear that any exertions of mine, even with your assistance, would prove altogether ineffectual. If, however, two men of known and respected character, and two military men, join in such endeavour, I shall not object to lend my feeble assistance." Extract from the letter of the Rev. Charles Bardin. "Dear Sir, "I have received your very beautiful little book. May...
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