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IT was the habit of Lord Eldon, when Attorney-General, to close his
speeches with some remarks justifying his own character. At the trial of
Horne Tooke, speaking of his own reputation, he said: It is the little
inheritance I have to leave my children, and, by God's help, I will
leave it unimpaired. Here he shed tears; and, to the astonishment of
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at Mitford, said a by-stander to Horne Tooke; what on earth is he
crying for? Tooke replied, He is crying to think what a small
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