Excerpt from Peel The business of Haworth, Peel, and Yates prospered, but t without vicissitudes. It had its rivals and its enemies. The introduction of machinery provoked the animosity Of the old handloom workers, and the factory established by the firm was at one time wrecked by rioters. This induced Robert Peel Of Peel Fold to remove from Blackburn to burton-ou-trent, where he built three new mills and constructed a canal at a cost of 9000 to supply one of them with water. His third son, Robert, father of the statesman, was born in the year 17 50. Robert inherited the sterling qualities of both his parents. Robert Peel of Peel Fold was nicknamed the Philosopher by his neighbours at Burton, from his occasional absence of mind and his habits of taciturnity and reﬂection. There was, indeed, a vein of seriousness, of reserve, almost Of melancholy, running through the whole stock Of Peels. This was corrected in Robert Peel, the first baronet, by the sturdy, thrifty, rth-country temperament Of his mother, whose character is displayed in her fond desire to live a few months after her husband. I should like, she said, to stay by thee to the last and keep thee all right. The family temperament reappeared in Robert Peel the statesman, who, being both sensitive and passionate in temper, was t sociable as a boy, was distant and um sociable as a man, except towards a very few intimates, reserved and almost impenetrable as a minister, and never lost that painful sense of shyness and provinciality which made Wellington say of him that Peel has manners. In Robert Peel, the first baronet, however, this family touch of self-consciousness and self-distrust was masked by more active qualities. He was a man. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.