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The life and times of John Wilkes, M. P., Lord Mayor of London, and Chamberlain

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CHSSKfflHUMSggj VOL. II. 194 The John Wilkes.Life of On about a chairmannoon,21,August Wilkes a under circumstancesletter,brought of He said he had received itmystery. from a who it in his hand ingentleman, put hisLeicester near the Strand. ToCourt, and astonishment he found that itpleasure tone of this com-was from Junius ! The most He meantmunication was flattering. and if he were resolved toWilkes well, he onon favour might relydepend public Junius' assistance. The immediate purport letter was to secure Wilkes' interestof the who was candidate for thefor Sawbridge, It was for Wilkes' heinterest,mayoralty. that should be elected.said, Sawbridge ' of rises.Remember, public opinion you He of the insidious artsevery day.' spoke ofHome and the of Townshend,fury though was now defeated and disarmed.Home ' Wilkes to unite withHe Sawbridgepressed were it even for the that such a unionrage would excite in Home. He even com- Wilkes on his whoseplimented daughter,' 1 1 hear commended : wouldjudgment highly think herself much indebted to hershe Junius. 195 I favourite admirer if he forced a most dis- her for a winter'sagreeable partner upon long because he could not dance with hernight, himself ?'* he an interview withFrtfally suggests ' he will to awho,Sawbridge, argues, agree ;—total renunciation of Home and bids him show this letter about.
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sTHE LIFE AND TIMES
OF
JOHN M.P.,WILKES,
LORD MAYOR OF LONDON,
CHAMBERLAIN.
BY
PERCY FITZGERALD, M.A., F.S.A.,
OF 'THEAUTHOB LIFE OF GEORGE 'LIFE OF ETC.IV.,' GARRICK,'
With thee Good-humour Wit,tempers lively
Enthron'd with Candour loves to sit
;Judgment,
And Nature tothee,gave open distress,
A heart to and a hand to bless.'
pity,
Churchiix.
WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. II.
LONDON :
WARD AND DOWNEY,
YOKK COVENT W.C.12, GARDEN,STREET,
1888.
Reserved[AIL Rights |Ida
'~ CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
PAGE
I. THE KING'S BENCH . 1PRISON
II. THE STRUGGLE IN PARLIAMENT 21
III. THE LUTTRELL CANDIDATURE 39
IV. ALDERMAN WILKES AND HIS CITY FRIENDS 69
THEV. REMONSTRANCE . 92
VI. FATHER AND DAUGHTER 122
VII. WILKES V. HORNE 145
VIII. THK HOUSE AND THE PRINTERS 166
IX. JUNIUS .... 187
X. LORD MAYOR AND MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT 205
XL CHAMBERLAIN 234
XII. WILKES' CORRESPONDENTS . 278
XIII. L'ENVOI .... 296
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