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ON

LAW AND POLITICS, MEN AND TIMES.

BY

GEORGE ROBERTSON, L. L. D.

MINIMA PARS SUI.

Non sibe sed Pratriæ.

Non ego ventose venor suffragia Plebis.”

LEXINGTON, KY:
A. W. ELDER, PRINTER AND PUBLISHER.

1855.

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Gift of
James F. Curtis
DEDICATION

THE AUTHOR TO HIS CHILDREN :

Hoping that it may be a safe guide to you and your's, ir time to come, your Father affectionately dedicates to you and, through you, to your descendants, this humble volume of his occasional effusions, as a faithful memorial of principles and conduct which he hopes that you will approve and try to illustrate.

“Avise le fin”-
Soyez ferme."

(COPY RIGHT SECURED.]

PREFACE.

Wishing to exhibit a sample of his capabilities as Printer and Binder, recently established in the city of Lexington, Ky., the Publisher, understanding that the Hon. GEORGE ROBERTSON retained copies of many of his miscellaneous addresses, the publication of which, in a more permanent form, had been desired by many friends, obtained his consent to publish such of them as constitute this volume.

In making the selection, variety, as well as utility, has been consulted. Some of the selected articles are on constitutional principles of vital importance--some on interesting questions of legislation and political economy--some on general jurisprudence--and others literary, biographic, and historic.

The author, not desiring such a publication, during his life, yielded his consent to it now, as he informed the Publisher, chiefly for the purpose

of preserving fugitive writings, which he desires to save and transmit to his posterity; and he is, therefore, permitted to dedicate to his children-a volume which the Publisher hopes, that not only they, but the Public, and especially of Kentucky, will find to contain sound principles, interesting facts, and wholesome counsels.

The mechanical execution is not, altogether, as satisfactory as was desired and expected. Typographical errors have resulted from accident and haste. But, while most of these are too minute for a special reference to them, only a few pervert or obscure the sense. One of the later may be found in the fourth line of the first page, where "GOVERNOR” is misprinted for LIEUT.-GOVERNOR. Matter also, which the larger and more open style of ordinary book print, would have extended to at least 650 pages, having been compressed into only 402 pages, the volume is neither as readable, nor as attractive to the taste as it might, at no greater cost, have been made. But, with all its faults, it is submitted to a generous public, who will be concerned more for the substance than the form--the body than the drapery.

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