Personal Reminiscences

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C. Scribner's sons, 1876 - Great Britain - 339 pages

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Page 63 - Thou wilt show me the path of life. In thy presence is fullness of joy, at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Page 246 - Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins.
Page 36 - I must endeavour to convey to you something of what passed ; but if it were so affecting to those who were only united to me by bonds of friendship, what must it be to my dearest wife, my friend, my everything which is most dear to me in the world?
Page 292 - Macmahon was an Irishman of low birth and obsequious manners ; he was a little man, his face red, covered with pimples, always dressed in the blue and buff uniform, with his hat on one side, copying the air of his master, to whom he was a prodigious foil, and ready to execute any commissions, which in those days were somewhat complicated.
Page 301 - There, Tom, go home, and give your wife and brats a supper, and never play again.
Page 271 - House, it could not long be expected to maintain its footing even in the less celebrated assemblies. In London, fashion is or was then everything. Old and young returned to school, and the mornings which had been dedicated to lounging in the Park, were now absorbed at home in practising the figures of a French quadrille, or whirling a chair round the room, to learn the step and measure of the German waltz.
Page 73 - ... to his Royal Highness, and that she should not be the only subject in the empire whose petition was not to be permitted to reach the throne. To this an answer was given that the contents of it had been made known to the Prince.
Page 45 - Then, cheer up, fair Emma ! remember thou'rt free, And ploughing Britannia's old empire — the sea : How many in Albion each sorrow would check, Could they kiss but one plank of this conquering deck.

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