British Letters Illustrative Of Character And Social Life Volume 1

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byEdward Tuckerman Mason

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...it out with a slow white finger to his breakfasting friends.... LADY DUFFERIN TO ABRAHAM HAYWARD. Dufferin Lodge, Highgate, February 8, 1858.... My reminiscences of Rogers? Yes, I will endeavor to rub them up for your service. To the best of my recollection, he was a fine, robust-looking man, with a florid complexion and something of a rollicking manner. The heartiness and cordiality of his address had perhaps a tinge of rusticity, which, combined with his peculiar costume (top-boots and cords), and the unkempt luxuriance of his shaggy locks--or am I thinking of the late archbishop of Canterbury? There is a slight confusion in my ideas on this subject, so I had best go straight to my less material souvenir of your old friend. Jesting apart--I wish I could find any thing either in my papers or my recollections to add to your own interesting details about Rogers. I am loth to say, now that he is gone (what I often said in his lifetime), that I never could lash myself into a feeling of affection or admiration for him. This may account for the paucity of my stock of recollections respecting a really remarkable man, to whom my grandfather had obligations, and who always professed to feel a great attachment to me and my family. To tell the truth, there was a certain unreality in him which repelled me. I have heard him say many graceful things, but few kind ones, and he never seemed to me thoroughly in earnest save in expressing contempt or dislike. I have always heard that he was very liberal in pecuniary matters--although the instances you give (or rather, which your friend gives) do not appear to merit the term generous. He gave what he valued least--money; he never gave what he valued most--admiration. It seemed a positive pain to him to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...it out with a slow white finger to his breakfasting friends.... LADY DUFFERIN TO ABRAHAM HAYWARD. Dufferin Lodg...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217691315

ISBN - 13:9780217691314

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