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Engraved by Hallard from an original Painting in the Authors Powwersion ,
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To complete a dispassionate review of the Character and Actions of Cromwell, and the more striking features of his Times, and that in a form neither too bulky nor expensive for general use, was the Author's aim in the following sheets. He judged the period arrived, at which his views, as the Biographer of “our Chief of Men” * in the seventeenth century, might be supposed divested of the partialities incident to a too close inspection of his subjectmatter ;—that the moment was fully come, at which the Historian might avail him
* Cromwell so styled by Milton.