Her ladyship

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byThomas C. Minor

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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.1880 Excerpt: ... its rival, the lark, which, in the meadows was carolling to its yellow-breasted mate. All nature seemed tranquil and happy on these mountain sides. But the demon of hate, fury, murder, lurked in the hearts of God's greatest creation, Man, who, in the beautiful valley, under stars and stripes, under stars and bars, had turned scythe into sword, pruning knife into bayonet, and even moulded the ringing anvil into cannon; watching, waiting, praying for the harvest of blood. Bella! horrida bella! CHAPTER II. Father Patrick Burke has a Morning Visitor. Every town, no matter what its population, has its distinguished citizens; and Greenwich Court House, before the war, was no exception to this general rule. There was its prominent banker, Croesus Hites; its leading lawyer, Hon. Randolph Nelson; its two eminent divines, Rev. Braxton Lewis and Father Patrick Burke; its celebrated physician, Dr. Harris Balmaine; and last, but not least, its editor, Colonel Caxton Blow, of the Bugle. It is in the eternal fitness of things that the rank and file of society, obeying a natural law, recognize, as if by instinct, the highest cultured members of a community, and assign to them the leadership in all things political and social; rating each fortunate individual with unerring accuracy, and seldom--very seldom--making a mistake. These leaders are looked up to and respected by the dear public, and are, likewise, cordially hated by their less successful rivals in business. It is this love of leadership, in-born in many a man, that induces him to enter the game of life, and compete for the first positions of honor. So, we have our ladder-climbers on the saw-dust arena of fame; men who don the tights, spangles, and bells, and appear, like so many performers, before their fellow-cit...

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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.1880 Excerpt: ... its rival, the lark, which, in the meadows was carolling to its yellow-breasted mate. All nature seemed tranquil and happy on th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217482821

ISBN - 13:9780217482820

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