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It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, usually referred to as Lord Melbourne, PC, FRS was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary and Prime Minister.

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