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Eliza Draper


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Eliza Draper : Inscription to Raynal's 'History of the E. and W. Indies'

'Above a month ago, I found Raynal's history of the E. and W. Indies, in a farmer's house of this neighbourhood. It were long to tell you fully my opinion of the work, which (according to Gibbon) the author, by a happy audacity, names philosophical as well as political... Opposite the title-page, beneath the picture of a sullen, thoughtful countenance, Sterne's Eliza Draper has written: William Thomas Raynal, defender of truth, humanity and liberty. An enlightened admirer of those sacred qualities...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Print: Book


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