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iew chords of sympathy among the adherents of an ecclesiastical establishment, and the prog. perity of a tepublic perhaps as few, among the subjects of a powerful monarchy. The silence of the English reviewers, the extent and expense of the work itself, and the little pains taken either by the author or the publisher to give it circulation in this country, all concurred to postpone here a knowledge of its value, and, except in limited spheres, even of its existence. As the result, the publication of his History occasioned a pecuniary loss to Mr. Grahame of not less than one thousand pounds sterling.
Mr. Grahame's spirit, however, was not broken, nor his interest in his undertaking dimi. nished, by these neglects, or by his consequent loss and disappointment. Conscious us the labour he had bestowed on the work, and of the fidelity with which it was executed, and con. fident that sooner or later its intrinsic merits would be realized and acknowledged, he devoted the remaining six years of his life to its revision, correction, and enlargement; and, just before his death, which occurred in 1842, he expressed, in his journal, a hope that it might be published in the form it had now attained ; in which case "all his aspirations concerning it would be satisfied."
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