Excerpt from Life of the Duke of Wellington
Tms work was written 'in 1850, and first published in the summer of last year 1851, when there seemed good reason to hope that the illustrious subject of it might yet be spared to his sovereign and his country for at least some year... s to come. Though he had far exceeded the Scriptural limit of longevity, his frame was still of iron, his intellect was nu impaired, and his habit of constant exercise and his manner of living, simple almost to abstemiousness, encouraged, in many, the h0pe of a greater length of days. So far from betraying any signs of senility, his conversations and his Writings were, to the very last, full of vigour, shrewdness, directness, and manly simplicity - admirable and perfect in their kind as the Despatches he wrote forty years ago. A State paper on the difficult, perplexing affairs of India, which he drew up as late as 1850, when he was in his eighty-second year, was admired by every statesman that read it as a perfect model and masterpiece.
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