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LORD COCHRANE, AFTERWARDS EARL OF
DUNDONALD. [RECOLLECTIONS OF AN OCTOGENARIAN.] He arrived at Valparaiso in November, 1818, and as adrairal took command of the navy of Chili. He was necessarily absent most of the time, but Lady Cochrane was genial, buoyant, fond of commany and there were a great many social, infor
atherings and parties at his residence.
her education. It was said that his family connections did pot like the match; but he was a man not to be disturbed by opposition, being always ready for an encounter.
He died in London in 1860, at the age of eightyfive. A year or two before bis death four volumes were published "by Thomas, tenth earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., admiral of the red, rear-admiral of the fleet, etc., etc.” The first two are “The Autobiography of a Seaman,” giving an account of his exploits while in the British navy and when in Parliament; and the other two containing a history
of his career while in command of the navies of Chili, Peru and Brazil. These volumes give a minute account
of his quarrels with all thsee governments and the British government, and with many distinguished individuals. He was almost always in hot water, being impulsive, headstrong, persevering,
determined to have his own way, and finding a great many determined to have their way. He was brave, industrious, restless perhaps, and had a good deal of talent; but his mind not well balanced. so be seemed to me. His appearance was not prepossessing. He was not a brawny Scotchman, but tall, lank, stooping, awkward, with sandy hair, and freckled. He seemed to feel quite competent to guide states and empires, and very kindly advised the Emperor of Brazil how to manage. The Emperor, in return for this kindness, or for other reasoas, made him Marquis of Maranhao; and his despatches, proclamations, &c., were signed "Cochrane and Maranhao." Of these and of his letters, his books contain scores, and his address then was “The Right Honorable Lord Cochrane, Marquis of Maranhao, First Admiral of Brazil and Commanderin-Chief of the Naval Forces of the Empire." It is sad to think of him at the age of eighty-three or eighty-four, writing books setting forth his wonderful deeds, detailing the many serious charges brought against him,