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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Sir Charles Wetherell

  • [An English lawyer, born 1770; member of Parliament, 1820; solicitor-general, 1824; attorney-general, 1826; opposed Catholic Emancipation and the Reform Bills; died 1846.]
  • He has added a new pang to death.

  • Said at a dinner in Lincoln’s Inn Hall, Lyndhurst and Brougham being present, of Campbell’s proposed “Lives of the Lord Chancellors.” Arbuthnot called the printer Curll “one of the new terrors of death,” because he used to publish “a heap of trash” on the death of any eminent man, under the title of his “Remains.”