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" Some years ago it was proposed to him to purchase a farm in the neighbourhood of Strathfieldsaye, which lay contiguous to his estate, and was therefore a valuable acquisition, to which he assented. When the purchase was completed, his steward congratulated... "
A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847 ... - Page 347
by Thomas Raikes - 1857
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The world of moral and religious anecdote, gathered by E.P. Hood

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1870
...thither between the two spheres. — American National Preacher. THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON ON A BARGAIN. SOME years ago it was proposed to him to purchase a farm in the neighbourhood of Strathficldsaye, which lay contiguous to his estate, and was therefore a valuable acquisition ; to...
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Personal Reminiscences

Richard Henry Stoddard - 1875 - 339 pages
...all with one accord come back to consult his experience and judgment. Monday, 22d January, 1844. — The following anecdote of the Duke of Wellington is...ago it was proposed to him to purchase a farm in the neighborhood of Strathfieldsaye, which lay contiguous to his estate, and was therefore a valuable acquisition,...
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Noble mottoes: talks on the mottoes of great families

Charles Bruce (writer of tales.) - 1876
...the Duke of Wellington. It is recorded that some years ago it was proposed to him to purchase a small farm in the neighbourhood of Strathfieldsaye, which...estate, and was therefore a valuable acquisition. To this he assented. When the purchase was completed, his steward congratulated him upon having had such...
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The biblical museum. Old Testament, Volume 4

James Comper Gray - 1878
...little or nothing. Honesty in Tagli life. — Some years ago it was proposed to the Duke of Wellington to purchase a farm in the neighbourhood of Strathfieldsaye,...a valuable acquisition, to which he assented. When BC 1017. the purchase was completed, his steward congratulated him the ~^3 ot upon having had such...
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The biblical treasury, Volume 2

1882
...in the sight of all men." Illustrative. — Some years ago it was proposed to the Duke of Wellington to purchase a farm in the neighbourhood of Strathfieldsaye,...completed, his steward congratulated him upon having such a bargain, as the seller was in difficulties, and forced to part with it. " What do you mean by...
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Personal Reminiscences

Ellis Cornelia Knight, Thomas Raikes - Great Britain - 1876 - 339 pages
...Monday, 22d January, 1844. — The following anecdote of the Duke of Wellington is worthy of/being preserved. Some years ago it was proposed to him to purchase a farm in the neighborhood of Strathfieldsaye, which lay contiguous to his estate, and was therefore a valuable acquisition,...
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Anecdotes of Soldiers in Peace and War

J. H. Settle - Anecdotes - 1905 - 600 pages
...imposition, or taking a mean advantage. The Duke of Wellington was one of these. He once purchased a farm in the neighbourhood of Strathfieldsaye, which lay contiguous to his estate. When the purchase was completed, his steward congratulated him upon having had such a " bargain," as...
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Temple Bar, Volume 111

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - English periodicals - 1897
...commercial men, would be regarded as little short of quixotic. Here is a characteristic instance : — "Some years ago it was proposed to him to purchase...purchase was completed his steward congratulated him on having had such a bargain, as the seller was in difficulties, and forced to part with it. ' What...
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The Leisure Hour

William Haig Miller, James Macaulay, William Stevens - 1859
...acknowledge, 'By the grace of God I am what I am.' " THE LATE DrKF. or WELLINGTON ON A BAHOAIN. — Some years ago it was proposed to him to purchase...a valuable acquisition, to which he assented. When tho purchase was completed, liis steward congratulated him upon having had such a bargain, ая the...
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