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Victorian WorthiesSixteen Biographies by Blore, George Henry, 1870-

Victorian WorthiesSixteen Biographies by Blore, George Henry, 1870-

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Title: Victorian Worthies
Sixteen Biographies
Author: George Henry Blore
Release Date: December 26, 2006 [eBook #20196]
Language: English
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thomas carlyle
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The Project Gutenberg eBook of Victorian Worthies, by George Henry Blore
E-text prepared by Juliet Sutherland, Chuck Greif,and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team(ht
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VICTORIAN WORTHIES
SIXTEEN BIOGRAPHIES
BY
G. H. BLORE
[ii]
ASSISTANT MASTER AT WINCHESTER COLLEGE

'We have undertaken to discourse here for a little on Great Men, their manner of appearance in our world's
business, how they shaped themselves in the world's history, what ideas men formed of them, what work they
did;\u2014on Heroes, namely, and on their reception and performance.'\ue000Carlyle.

[iii]

HUMPHREY MILFORD
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
LONDON EDINBURGH GLASGOW NEW YORK TORONTO
MELBOURNE CAPE TOWN BOMBAY CALCUTTA
1920
PRINTED IN ENGLAND
AT THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

[iv]
CONTENTS
PAGE

PREFACE
LIST OF PORTRAITS
INTRODUCTION: THE VICTORIAN ERA

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1.THOMAS CARLYLE. Prophet
10
2.SIR ROBERT PEEL. Statesman
31
3.SIR CHARLES NAPIER. Soldier
54
4.THE EARL OF SHAFTESBURY. Philanthropist
73
5.LORD LAWRENCE. Administrator
92
6.JOHN BRIGHT. Tribune
110
7.CHARLES DICKENS. Novelist and Social Reformer
129
8.LORD TENNYSON. Poet
150
VICTORIAN WORTHIES
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