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ANECDOTES OF THE LIFE

OF

RICHARD WATSON,

BISHOP OF LANDAFF.

VOL. II.

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PUBLISHED BY HIS SON,
RICHARD WATSON, LL. B.

PREBENDARY OF LANDAFF AND WELLS.

Second Edition.

IN TWO VOLUMES,

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, STRAND;

BY J. M'CREEKY, BLACK-HORSE-COURT.

J. M'Creery, Printer, Black-Horse-Court, London.

ANECDOTES OF THE LIFE

OF

RICHARD WATSON,

BISHOP OF LANDAFF.

On the 25th of January, 1795, the Duke of Bedford made a motion in the House of Lords, “That no form of government, which may prevail in France, should preclude a negotiation with that country, or prevent a peace whenever it could be made consistently with the honour, interest, and security of this nation.” Though I had been told by one of my brethren, that the King had expressed his dislike of bishops interfering in political matters, I was not deterred by the fear of His Majesty's displeasure from making a speech in the House of Lords in support of the Duke of Bedford's motion. I was the only bishop

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