William Cobbett (1763-1835) was a prolific writer, best known as the anti-Radical founder of Cobbett's "Political Register" which ran from 1802-35. This collection of his writings presents the texts fully reset and annotated with biographical and analytical introductions.
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Volume 4: Introduction, To Major Cartwright, the Venerable Leader of Reform: On Mr. Wooler’s Attack on me; on that Gentleman*s Trials for Libel; on the Proposition to Elect the Lord Mayor as one of the Members for the City of London (1817) To Mr. Benbow, of the town of Manchester: One of the English Reformers, now imprisoned in some prison in Great Britain, under a warrant of a Secretary of State, in virtue of an Act, lately passed, lodging the absolute power of imprisonment in the hands of the Ministry (1817) To Mr. Benbow, of the town of Manchester: One of the English Reformers, now imprisoned in some prison in Great Britain, under a warrant of a Secretary of State, in virtue of an Act, lately passed, lodging the absolute power of imprisonment in the hands of the Ministry: Letter II (1817) Letter, A, To the Freemen of the City of Coventry: On the subject of Englishmen’s Birthright, on that of Assassination, on that of the Right to Resist Oppression, on that of Gentler Means (1818) To the Blanketteers (and To the Public): On the Utility of Knowing Grammar (1818) To the Governor and Company of the Bank of England (1819) To Henry James, Esq. Merchant of Birmingham: On his project for saving the Boroughmongers by making a shilling pass for eighteen pence (1819) Letter X. To Henry Hunt, Esq.: On the recent Tricks of the Boroughmongers, relative to their Paper-Money (1819) To Sir Robert Peel, Baronet and Cotton-Weaver: On the Petition, presented by him against the Resolutions, in Parliament, relative to the Specie-Payments (1819) To the Middle Classes of England: On the benefits which Reform would produce to them (1819) To Henry Hunt, Esq. (1819) To the Bishop of Llandaff: On a Speech published in the Courier on the 11th of December last, purporting to be a Speech delivered by him on the 10th of that month, in which Speech is contained certain remarks relative to the subjects of Blasphemy, and that of Paine's Age of Reason (1820) To Mr. Janies Paul Cobbett, at New York (1820) History of the Coventry Election, which began on the 8th, and ended on the 16th, of March, 1820. To Mr. James Paul Cobbett at New York (1820) To Mr. James Paul Cobbett, at New York: On the Death of Mr. Arthur Thistlewood, James Ings, William Davidson, John Thomas Brunt, and Richard Tidd, condemned for High Treason; and executed in London, on Monday, the 1st of May, 1820 (1820) To the Reformers: A Defence of the Queen against the Defence made by her Constitutional Defender (1820) A Letter to Mr. Alderman Wood; Containing the Proverbs of Absolute Wisdom; or A History of the Advice given to the Queen in the Several Periods of her Long and Unparalleled Persecution (1820) To the Lord Chancellor: On the Public Feeling with regard to the Proceedings against her Majesty, the Queen; and on the Probable Consequences of this Struggle (1820) To the Earl of Liverpool: On The approaching Trial of the Queen; and also on other Events which appear to be fast approaching (1820) Letter from the Queen to the King (1820) To the Radicals, On the Probable close of the Queen's Incident. -And on the conduct of her Lawyers (1820) To the People of Dover: On the Triumph of the Queen and the People over persecution, carried on by the means of conspiracy, subornation and perjury (1820), Naboth’s Vineyard, or, God's Vengeance against Hypocrisy and Cruelty (1821) The Sin of Drunkenness, in Kings, Priests and People, Notes