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Excerpt from Admiral Vernon and the Navy: A Memoir and Vindication; Being an Account of the Admiral's Career at Sea and in Parliament, With Sidelights on the Political Conduct of Sir Robert Walpole and His Colleagues, and a Critical Reply to Smollett and Other Historians
Roderick Random is concerned, possible reasons for his prejudice may be found in the present narrative. But, apart from Sir Robert Walpole and his colleagues, most of Vernon's contemporaries honoured him as an upright man and brave and able Officer. Walpole, who held that every man had his price, found in old grog an inconvenient exception to his cynical summary. He hated him accordingly, and his political henchmen followed suit.
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publisher: Forgotten Books (May 8, 2017)
isbn: 1331259517, 978-1331259510,
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