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Sir William Temple


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Sir William Temple : [work on Holland]

Harriet Martineau, on research for a story on Bills of Exchange to be set either in Holland or South America: 'I thought Holland on the whole the more convenient of the two; so I dipped into some book about that country (Sir William Temple, I believe it was), picked out the two ugliest Dutch names I could find, made them into a firm, and boldly advertised them.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Harriet Martineau      Print: Book


Sir William Temple : Essays

'Read, in the evening, "Temple on the Origin of Government:" in which the source of political power is successfully traced....' [Green usually gives extensive summary comments about books, interspersed with his reactions.]

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Green      Print: Book


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