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  • In 1907 he retired from public life.

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  • He appears to have retired from public life shortly after the death of Richelieu in 1643.

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  • He retired from public life in 1848, and died at Hornau on the 22nd of October 1852.

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  • This year may be taken as the beginning of his literary activity and public life.

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  • During Somerset's protectorate he entered public life and was made a secretary of state, being sent on an important diplomatic mission to Brussels.

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  • When the Liberals returned to power in 1880 he was raised to the peerage as Viscount Sherbrooke, but from 1875 till his death at Warlingham, Surrey, on the 27th of July 1892, his health was constantly failing, and by degrees he figured less and less in public life.

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  • He was introduced to public life and to court by his neighbour in Yorkshire, George, 2nd duke of Buckingham, was elected M.P. for York in 1665, and gained the "first step in his future rise" by joining Buckingham in his attack on Clarendon in 1667.

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  • After leaving public life he resumed the practice of the law, and in 1898 was retained by the government of Venezuela as its leading counsel in the arbitration of its boundary dispute with Great Britain.

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  • The following six years were spent in comparative quiet, broken, however, by a visit to Rome in 1565; but in 1570 Granvella, at the call of Philip, resumed public life by accepting another mission to Rome.

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  • His repugnance to public life had been strongly expressed to his father in a letter of a very early date, in which he begged that the money which a seat in the House of Commons would cost might be expended in a mode more agreeable to him.

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  • In 1897 he resigned this post and retired from public life.

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  • During the short administration of Sir Robert Peel in 1834 and 1835, Aberdeen had filled the office of secretary for the colonies, and in September 1841 he took office again under Peel, on this occasion as foreign secretary; the five years during which he held this position were the most fruitful and successful of his public life.

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  • By means of his trade union, co-operative society or club he may gain some experience in the management of men and business, and in so far as the want of a sufficient income does not constitute an insuperable difficulty, he may share in the public life of the country.

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  • His serious work in public life began with his appointment, early in 1719, as ambassador to Sweden.

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  • After the withdrawal of Dalwigk from public life at this time a more liberal policy was adopted in Hesse.

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  • This, the longest of his works, added much to existing knowledge, especially as to the relations between England and the continent, but it lacked something of the freshness of his earlier books; he was over seventy when it was completed, and he was never quite at home in dealing with the parliamentary foundations of English public life.

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  • After the coup d'etat of 1851 he retired from public life.

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  • In November 1827 he once more returned to the United States and bade farewell to public life.

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  • He retired from public life in 1870, but was unceasingly industrious with his pen.

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  • The inscription is a grave and majestic narrative of the public life and work of Augustus.

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  • For a time Montrose retired, perforce, from public life.

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  • His extraordinary financial abilities and pronounced political capacity soon found ample scope in public life.

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  • The older class of more conservative Brazilians, who had formerly taken part in the administration under the emperor, withdrew altogether from public life.

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  • His public life after this event was only distinguished by one act of importance.

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  • During this period Peak had almost entirely withdrawn from public life.

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  • While in public life Conkling always attracted attention by his abilities, his keenness and eloquence in debate, his aggressive leadership and his striking personality.

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  • The importance of Crispi in Italian public life depended less upon the many reforms accomplished under his administrations than upon his intense patriotism, remarkable fibre, and capacity for administering to his fellow-countrymen the political tonic of which they stood in constant need.

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  • He retired from public life after the coup d'etat of Napoleon III., and died on the 15th of March 1865.

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  • In 1879 he opposed in the Reichstag the new protectionist tariff, and on the failure of his efforts retired definitely from public life.

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  • In 1877 he was appointed by Lord Beaconsfield ambassador at Constantinople, where he remained until Gladstone's return to power in 1880, when he finally retired from public life.

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  • In his public life he displayed many noble characteristics, - perfect simplicity and sincerity, intense moral earnestness, sturdy independence, absolute fearlessness.

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  • The fall of Pitt's first ministry and the formation of the Addington cabinet, the peace of'Amiens, and the establishment of Napoleon as first consul with all the powers of a military despot, seemed to offer Fox a chance of resuming power in public life.

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  • The death of Pitt left Fox so manifestly the foremost man in public life that the king could no longer hope to exclude him from office.

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  • Under Athalaric he was praefectus praetorio, a post which he retained till about 540, after the triumphal entry of Belisarius into Ravenna, when he retired from public life.

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  • The Word of God alone is there to do it."Nevertheless Luther assigned to the state, which he assumes to be Christian, the function of maintaining the Gospel and the Word of God in public life.

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  • His public life presents none of those acts of devotion and self-sacrifice which often redeem a career characterized by errors, follies and even crimes.

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  • Lucretius Carus (96-55) were entire seclusion from public life and absorption in the ideal pleasures of contemplation and artistic production.

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  • During his public life he had become a leader of the Democratic party in New York, Martin Van Buren being his closest associate.

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  • He had no intention, however, of becoming a recluse, or of permanently holding himself aloof from public life.

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  • He entered public life in 1849 as Liberal member for the county of Sherbrooke, but opposed the chief measure of his party, the Rebellion Losses Bill, and in the same year signed a manifesto in favour of union with the United States, believing that in no other way could Protestant and AngloSaxon ascendancy over the Roman Catholic French majority in his native province be maintained.

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  • Two years later he retired from public life as the result of court intrigue.

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  • The year of Charles VIII.'s invasion and of the Medici's expulsion from Florence (1494) saw Machiavelli's first entrance into public life.

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  • Another marked incident of his public life was the support which he gave on one occasion to the Reformer Wycliffe.

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  • He served in this body from 1835 until 1843, and here the marked inconsistency which characterized his public life became manifest; for when John Tyler had become president, had been "read out" of the Whig party, and had vetoed Whig measures (including a tariff bill), for which Cushing had voted, Cushing first defended the vetoes and then voted again for the bills.

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  • Although Lucilius took no active part in the public life of his time, he regarded it in the spirit of a man of the world and of society, as well as a man of letters.

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  • Franklin as a scientist 5 and as an inventor has been decried by experts as an amateur and a dabbler; but it should be remembered that it was always his hope to retire from public life and devote himself to science.

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  • On his public life and constitutional reforms see Theodor Schiemann, Geschichte Russlands unter Kaiser Nikolaus I., Bd.

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  • During the whole of his public life he recognized the necessity of promoting education.

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  • The arrival of Napoleon in Italy drew him into public life.

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  • He belonged to the moderate party known as the " Feuillants," but after the 10th of August 1792 he ceased to take part in public life.

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  • In 1870 he was minister of justice and worship under President Balta, but shortly afterwards retired from public life to devote himself to his great geographical dictionary of Peru, which was published in 1877.

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  • In 1817 the prince married Anna Sapiezanko, the wedding leading to a duel with his rival Pac. On the death of his father in 1823 he retired to his ancestral castle at Pulawy; but the Revolution of 1830 brought him back to public life.

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  • This Epitoma vitae Roberti regis, which is probably part of a history of the abbey of Fleury, deals rather with the private than with the public life of the king, and its value is not great either from the literary or from the historical point of view.

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  • He brought to the duties of the office the untiring diligence which was the characteristic of his public life.

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  • Cotta's intention was not carried out in consequence of the murder of Caesar, after which he retired from public life.

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  • Nevertheless the state is (as will be explained later) a slightly declining factor in the public life of the nation, because public interest tends more and more to centre in the Federal or national government.

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  • On Peel's defeat in 1846 the duke retired from active public life.

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  • Thomas More even found it advisable to withdraw from public life into obscurity.

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  • However in 1642 Mary crossed over to Holland with her mother, Queen Henrietta Maria, and in 1644, as the daughter-in-law of the stadtholder, she began to take her place in public life.

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  • Meanwhile he had been a second time converted to Catholicism, but his influence at court waned, and he retired from public life in 1605.

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  • Bignon did not re-enter public life until 1817, when he was elected to the chamber of deputies, in which he sat until 1830, consistent in his opposition to the reactionary policy of successive governments.

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  • A fall from his horse in 1845 made him a hopeless invalid, and completely removed him from public life.

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  • His public life began in 1811, when he was elected a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

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  • In the same year Yorke joined Spencer Perceval's government as first lord of the admiralty; he retired from public life in 1818, and died in 1834.

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  • A partner's venture in the iron business having involved him in a debt of $21 7,000, he retired from public life in 1842 and practised law in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with such success as within six years to reduce this debt to $30,000.

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  • The second followed in 1837, and others as the exigencies of public life permitted Supplementary to the first volume was an article published by him in the North American Review for 1835 on "The Documentary History of the Revolution."

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  • He never entered public life.

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  • After the war he again served in the Senate (1869-1881), was minister to Spain (1881-1883), and then retired from public life.

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  • His public life was a model of pastoral devotion.

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  • Yet even if all the wealthy landowners resided on their estates, their number would not be sufficient to enable them to play in local public life a part corresponding to that of the English gentry.

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  • Their friendship was one of the most characteristic features of the public life of their time.

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  • The next session found him disqualified by a severe illness, which caused his retirement from office at the end of the year, and kept him out of public life for four years.

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  • He would in any case have been incapacitated by an affection of the eyesight, which for a while threatened to withdraw him from public life altogether.

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  • At one time he edited La Republique francaise, and after his retirement from public life he wrote Le Retour a la terre et la sur production industrielle, tout en faveur de l'agriculture (1905).

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  • But with the accession of the third brother Æthelred (866) the public life of Alfred begins, and he enters on his great work of delivering England from the Danes.

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  • Never much of a party man, he was still less so after his return to public life in England.

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  • He entered public life in 1889 as a member of the Boston Common Council and two years later became a member of the Board of Aldermen.

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  • But his attention was mainly directed to law and public life.

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  • Few men in American public life have possessed more intrinsic worth, more independence, more public spirit and more ability than Adams, but throughout his political career he was handicapped by a certain reserve, a certain austerity and coolness of manner, and by his consequent inability to appeal to the imaginations and affections of the people as a whole.

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  • It is probable that he turned, therefore, the more willingly to politics; at any rate, soon after entering public life he abandoned practice (1774).

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  • Though not personally extravagant, his salary, and the small income from his large estates, never sufficed to meet his generous maintenance of his representative position; and after his retirement from public life the numerous visitors to Monticello consumed the remnants of his property.

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  • Reed was a remarkable personality, of whom many good stories were told, and opinions varied as to his conduct in the chair; but he was essentially a man of rugged honesty and power, whose death was a loss to American public life.

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  • It was only natural then that some of those who professed to prepare young Athenians for public life should give to their teaching a distinctively political direction; and accordingly we find Isocrates recognizing teachers of politics, and discriminating them at once from those earlier sophists who gave popular instruction in the arts and from the contemporary eristics.

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  • Shortly after his retirement from public life he published Democracy and other Addresses, all of which had been delivered in England.

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  • His public life had made him more of a figure in the world; he was decorated with the highest honours Harvard could pay officially, and with degrees of Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Edinburgh and Bologna.

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  • The republic was restored; senate, magistrates and assembly resumed their ancient functions; and the public life of Rome began to run once more in the familiar grooves.

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  • Moltke continued to take part in public life as a member of the Landsting, or Upper House, but henceforth kept in the background.

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  • Simson continued as president of the Reichstag until 1874, when he retired from the chair, and in 1877 resigned his seat in the Diet, but at Bismarck's urging, accepted the presidency of the supreme court of justice (Reichsgericht), and this high office he filled with great distinction until his final retirement from public life in 1891.

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  • He occupied a position in American public life and in the American political system which no man could possibly hold again.

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  • He was an arranger of measures and leader of political forces, not an originator of ideas and systems. His public life covered nearly half a century, and his name and fame rest entirely upon his own merits.

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  • The most prominent characteristics of his public life were his predisposition to "compromises" and "pacifications" which generally failed of their object, and his passionate patriotic devotion to the Union.

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  • In the fragment De Interpretation Naturae Prooemium (written probably about 1603) Bacon analyses his own mental character and lays before us the objects he had in view when he entered on public life.

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  • After the revolution he was deputy for the Gironde to the Constituent Assembly, and in 1849 to the Legislative Assembly, where he was one of the leaders of the Right until the coup d'etat on the 2nd of December 1851 drove him from public life.

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  • The way to public life was probably opened for him by the marriage of his brother Sergius to the princess Irene, sister of Theodora, who, upon the death of her husband Theophilus in 842, had assumed the regency of the empire.

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  • In 1799 he retired from public life to devote himself to literature.

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  • Knox is probably not wrong in regarding this strange incident as the spring of his own public life.

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  • He retired from public life in 1792, and died at Chantilly, in Westmoreland county, on the 19th of June 1794.

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  • As in all Spanish colonies, so in Chile, the Church played a large part in the public life.

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  • In spite of the discontent of the Liberals, the Conservative ascendancy secured a long period of firm stable government, which was essential to put an end to the confusion in public life and to give time for the people to awake to a fuller realization of the duties and responsibilities of national independence.

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  • Nominated for vice-president by the Republicans in 1876 on the ticket with President Hayes, he was installed in office through the decision of the Electoral Commission, and at the end of his term he retired from public life.

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  • During these six years the part he played in the development and public life of South Africa was greater than that of any other man.

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  • It is said that he retired from all active, public life and even neglected plain, public duties, replying to reproaches, "Not every one can speak in his own excuse" (Ibn Qutaiba, Ma 'arif, 250).

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  • These changes left untouched the most serious evil in Portuguese constt- public life.

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  • It is known that he had the opportunity of joining the marquis of Rockingham's short-lived administration at any time on his own terms, and his conduct in declining an arrangement with that minister has been more generally condemned than any other step in his public life.

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  • He was a member of a family prominent in the public life of Kentucky and the nation.

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  • At an early age he entered public life and began in various ways to serve the regent, Mary of Lorraine, becoming her secretary of state in 1558.

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  • But his personal popularity suffered not the slightest diminution, while his clear, almost intuitive, outlook and his unconquerable faith in the future of his country made him, during those difficult years, a factor of incalculable importance in the public life of Denmark.

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  • In 1870 he joined the HolsteinHolsteinborg ministry as minister of public worship, and in that capacity passed many useful educational reforms, but on the fall of the administration, in 1873, he retired altogether from public life.

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  • He finally discredited himself by joining the Coalition ministry formed by North and Fox, and with its fall disappeared from public life.

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  • The public life of Canning may be divided into four stages.

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  • In public life it did him some harm in the opinion of serious people, who could not believe that so jocose a politician had solid capacity.

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  • He had accepted the governorgeneralship of India, which would have implied his retirement from public life at home, and refused to remain unless he was promised "the whole inheritance" of Castlereagh, - the foreign office and the leadership of the House of Commons.

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  • Forster, like John Bright, was an excellent representative of the English middle-class in public life.

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  • He secured a ready command of French, German and Italian, equalled by no American then in public life.

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  • He entered public life at perhaps the most critical period of English history.

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  • He was a warm supporter of the Roman expedition, but an equally warm opponent of Louis Napoleon, and after being one of the deputies who were arrested at the coup d'etat he retired from public life.

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  • The retirement from public life of Edgars old minister Dunstan was the first event of Unready.

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  • When the conspiring forces of clerical venality and political prostitution had placed a putative Bonaparte in power attained by perjury after perjury, and supported by massacre after massacre, Victor Hugo, in common with all honourable men who had ever taken part in political or public life under the government superseded by force of treason and murder, was driven from his country into an exile of well-nigh twenty years.

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  • About this time Lancaster became blind; he retired from public life and died on the 22nd of September, 1345.

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  • Here the first period of Disraeli's public life came to an end, a period of preliminaries and flourishes, and of what he himself called sowing his political wild oats.

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  • Throughout his life he was much interested in politics, and though his temperamental indolence and his aversion for public life often prevented his accepting office, he exercised as a contributor, to the press and through his friendships, a powerful political influence, especially in New England.

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  • Aeschines spoke the speech "Against Ctesiphon," an attack on the whole public life of Demosthenes.

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  • All those time-worn medieval institutions which no longer allowed free scope to private or public life were demolished by the legists in favor of the monarchy.

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  • He made his first appearance in public life as assessor in the auditorium of Papinian and member of the council of Septimius Severus; under Caracalla he was master of the requests (magister libellorum).

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  • Tisza thereupon resigned and retired from public life.

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  • In 1589 some of his letters were seized and he suffered a short imprisonment, after which he practically disappeared from public life.

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  • He was in sympathy with the dominant forces of public life only while they took, during the war, the predominant impress of an imperfect nationalism.

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  • When, in 146, his public life closed, he completed his preparation of himself for his great work by laborious investigations of archives and monuments, and by a careful personal examination of historical sites and scenes.

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  • The evidence of political alienation from public life is now very strong.

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  • This is another example of the negative effects of deliberate dishonesty in public life.

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  • Popular culture junkies and fans of gossip rags have gorged on the glamorous and public life of Tom Cruise over the past decade.

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  • However, Brereton's enthusiasm for public life seems to have rapidly waned.

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  • At the absolute zenith of the importance of art to the cultural and public life of the country he was its leading representative.

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  • He was unmolested, however, and during the First Empire lived in literary retirement at Lyons with his wife and family, producing for the Lyons academy occasional papers on the Influence reciproque de l'eloquence sur la Revolution et de la Revolution sur l'eloquence; Etudes sur Klopstock, &c. At the restoration in 1814 he again emerged into public life.

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  • In public life he was remarkable for his generosity to his political opponents, and for his sense of justice and honesty.

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  • But with the accession of the third brother Æthelred (866) the public life of Alfred begins, and he enters on his great work of delivering England from the Danes.

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  • He was harassed with debt and at times so disheartened that he contemplated retirement from public life.

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  • How far the extraordinary corruption of private morals which has gained for the restoration period so unenviable a notoriety was owing to the king's own example of flagrant debauchery, how far to the natural reaction from an artificial Puritanism, is uncertain, but it is incontestable that Charles's cynical selfishness was the chief cause of the degradation of public life which marks his reign, and of the disgraceful and unscrupulous betrayal of the national interests which raised France to a threatening predominance and imperilled the very existence of Britain for generations.

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  • The king himself (see EDWARD VII.), who nobly earned the title of Edward the Peacemaker, played no small part in the domestic and international politics of these years; and contemporary publicists,whohadbecomeaccustomedto Victorian traditions, gradually realized that, within the limits of the constitutional monarchy, there was much more scope for the initiative of a masculine sovereign in public life than had been supposed by the generation which grew up after the death of his father in 1862.

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  • He has been investigating sleaze in Italian public life for more than 15 years.

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  • However, Brereton 's enthusiasm for public life seems to have rapidly waned.

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  • The lack of values in public life is really evident these days.

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  • She withdrew from public life for a few years, returning in 1995 to admit she had a history of bulimia dating back to her teens.

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