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LITERARY MEN AND STATESMEN
WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, ESQ.
THE SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED AND ENLARGED.
THE SECOND VOLUME
HENRY COLBURN, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
GENERAL ESPOZ Y MINA.
I INSCRIBE with your illustrious name the second volume of these dialogues, not because, of all the generals who have appeared in our age, you have displayed the greatest genius, the greatest constancy, and, what is equally rare, the greatest contempt of pleasure and titles and wealth and offices, but because your energies have been all exerted, under severe and unremitting adversity, in defence of law and civilization. Neither of these can exist in that country where any one is above them, and can dictate through any organ, how far they shall go, when they shall