Far Away; Or, Sketches Of Scenery And Society In Mauritius

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byCharles John Boyle

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...honour she claims tacitly, as a right by precedence, makes an appropriate speech, and amid a buzz of loyal acquiescence in the stereotyped catalogue of our gra-. cious sovereign's virtues, domestic and public, the band strikes up ' the God save/ as our French friends call it. The last night I was at a birthday ball, calumny came,--we will hope uninvited. A coffee-coloured eye was said to have been too unceasingly directed to the spoons; the result, a slight hubbub in the crowd--signs of perturbation on the A. D. C.'s otherwise placid countenance. But I conclude the spoons were immediately counted and found correct, for the supposed culprit was suddenly persuaded to drown a burst of dark indignation in a tumbler of champagne. I certainly, however, saw plates and plates of detonating bonbons 'go oft,' in more ways than one--doubtless for ' le cher petit monde' at home, in bed and asleep I hoped, as I wished most devotedly, by this time, I had been myself. CHAPTER XVI. PIEBALD OPINIONS. That we are all men and brethren is exceedingly beautiful in theory, and a highly poetical sentiment; but come into daily contact with the near relations, in whose behalf it was especially promulgated, and I for one confess that the aesthetic element rapidly evaporates. ' Chaque medaille a son revers,' and that famous halfpenny-worth of the kneeling descendant of Ham is, if ever medal were yet, two-sided. It was a lucky hit of Wedgwood in the days of clamour for an unwisely precipitate emancipation. It has, perhaps, spread his name more widely through the world, with a certain class, at least, than his appreciation of the perfection of the antique form in his pottery. Sensation is somewhat of a new word just now, but the spurious sort of feeling we are to understand...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...honour she claims tacitly, as a right by precedence, makes an appropriate speech, and amid a buzz of loyal acquiescence...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217211453

ISBN - 13:9780217211451

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