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  • This son (by name Edward) was educated at Westminster' and Cambridge, but never took a degree, travelled, became member of parliament, first for Petersfield (1734), then for Southampton (1741), joined the party against Sir Robert Walpole, and (as his son confesses, not much to his father's honour) was animated in so doing by " private revenge " against the supposed " oppressor " of his family in the South Sea affair.
  • Cap. Ioi), confesses the error into which he thus fell.
  • Professes to treat of the beginning, the growth and the perfection of the city; but of the first period the writer candidly confesses he knows nothing except by hearsay.
  • Sometimes he had a bad client; he naïvely confesses the straits to which he was put when defending Scamander (Clu.
  • Basil, in his work On the Holy Spirit, confesses his ignorance of how these and other features of his baptismal rite had originated.
 

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