Memoirs of William Hickey (1749-[1809]): 17751̲782. 7th ed

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Hurst & Blackett, Limited, 1782
 

Contents

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II
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III
27
IV
35
V
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VI
63
VII
79
VIII
89
XV
188
XVI
202
XVII
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XVIII
228
XIX
245
XXI
261
XXII
276
XXIII
290

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X
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XI
138
XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XXIV
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XXVI
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XXVII
331
XXIX
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XXX
362
XXXI
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Page 138 - no person appearing in richer suits of velvet and lace than myself. I kept a handsome phaeton and beautiful pair of horses, and also had two noble Arabian saddle horses, my whole establishment being of the best and most expensive kind. I was soon distinguished in Calcutta by the title of " the Gentleman Attorney,
Page 246 - for Mistley Thorn, the first stage, from thence to Colchester, where I breakfasted, then to Witham, next to Ingatestone, at which place Nabob complaining of hunger, I stopped that he might appease his craving and, not to be quite unemployed, I took a sandwich. From Ingatestone I went to Romford and
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Page 180 - to rest assured that he and his brave fellows would shed the last drop of their blood in defence of their Lordships ! This part of the scene was most truly ridiculous, the more so from there being present nearly
Page 112 - being too late in the season for us to venture upon the coast of Coromandel, where we should otherwise have stopped for a few hours, we stood down on the eastern side of the Bay, had an admirable good run for seven days, and then made the land, which was entered in the
Page 296 - Irvine and Touchet that the petition was to be presented to the House of Commons on the 23rd, upon which day they requested my attendance and my company to dine with them afterwards at the British coffee-house. I accordingly went on the day appointed to Westminster, Mr. Burke taking me in
Page 291 - base and unfeeling conduct in the little urchin, knowing as he did full well, the extraordinary and uniform kindness with which he had been treated by me during the voyage, and which had been continued by every one of my family since I had reached England.
Page 375 - In March I was introduced to Mr. Luis Barretto, a man endowed by nature with extraordinary talents and elegant address, though under the unfavourable circumstance of an extremely dark skin, indeed nearly black. He was the descendant of a Portuguese race that had for upwards of a century been settled with much credit upon the coast of Malabar in the East Indies, and were all opulent. Mr. Luis Barretto was

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