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come unhappy, and grievously repine at disappointment or the ill success of his plans, even while his self-love saved him from remorse. Nor was he one of the king's friends, nor did he seek advancement by unworthy flattery of the court. Burke, in his speech on American Taxation. A good lawyer, and trained in the best and most liberal political school of his day, it was ever his pride to be esteemed a sound Whig, I know that Mr. Grenville, as a sound whig, bore me no good will. Hume, in Burton's life of Hume. making the absolute supremacy of parliament the test of his consistency and the essential element of his creed; and he rose to eminence through the laborious gradations of public service, by a thorough knowledge of its constitution Edmund Burke. and an indefatigable attention to all its business. Just before his death, after a service in the House of Commons of about thirty years, Grenville, in Cavendish. he said with pride that to that house he owed all his distinctio