Francia by E Clarence Shepard

Francia

byE Clarence Shepard

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...who gazed round the room with unusual self-possession. " Well, my young friend," said the Dictator, turning to Rodrigo, after a long pause: " how do you like Assumption, and what do you propose doing here? " " What I propose doing here," said Rodrigo, with a careless gaiety of demeanour, " depends on what your Excellency thinks proper to do with me. I have been persuaded by my friend Jago, to migrate into Paraguay, and my course will be easily settled if your Excellency favors me?" " If all the young men in Cordova have as much confidence in me," rejoined the Dictator, smiling, whilst Jago stood shifting his posture in extreme embarassment, " I should soon not be able to find situations for them in the whole country. Meanwhile I am heartily obliged to you for your reliance on me, and only wish that an equally good opinion were entertained by all foreigners." Rodrigo's countenance grew more serious. " Painful as it is to me, illustrious Sir," said he--" I must not leave you in any mistake. People abroad do not speak very favorably of you. I will not allude to the clergy, they hate you, for having broken their power; but the people greatly censure your inexorable severity, and think you deprive the Republic of its freedom, instead of maintaining it" Francia looked surprised, though not angrily, on the speaker. Jago himself was so little prepared for such rashness on the part of his friend, that he was quite unable to say a deprecating word. " Were I a tyrant," at length resumed the Dictator, in the same tone as before, " this bold speech might easily cost you your life, young man! especially since you know that I possess the power thereto. However, I like bold men such as you appear to be, and am ready to hear counsel from every one, on...

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Title:FranciaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217720900

ISBN - 13:9780217720908

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