Memoirs Of The Life Of William Wirt; Attorney-general Of The United States Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Pendleton Kennedy

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... thought likely, therefore, to please by its novelty; but the calculation was a false one,--for, unphilosophical as it was, it was too philosophical for newspaper-readers. It was, therefore, no favourite, and rather sunk the character of the Spy than raised it. ****** The Spy did write, as you were informed, the pieces signed Martinus Scriblerus; they were partly in imitation of Pope and Co.'s criticisms imputed to their hero of the same name. The originals, of which you say you would demand the sight, were sent to the press; nor is there any vestige of them, either printed or written, in possession of the Spy. 'Tis no matter: they answered their purpose of amusing for the moment, and now let them rest in peace. ****** I hear very often, that you are growing fast in your profession. How would it glad my heart to live till you touch the acme of forensic glory, to touch it with you too, and, as Peachy would add, hang with you there, like two thieves under a gallows. How is that vagabond P. coming forward? Does he erect his chest in the front bar? Does he spout and thunder like the cataract of Niagara, or does he roar them, "an it were any sucking dove?" If he does not do all these things by turns, I disinherit and anathematise him from the crown of his head to the sole of his foot. I owe the rascal a letter or two, and I will pay him shortly, making up in quantity what I want in number and quality. In the mean time, give my love to him. Heaven bless and preserve you! Your friend, Wm. Wirt. CHAPTER X. 1804--5. SUCCESS AT NORFOLK. -- PROJECT OF A BIOGRAPHICAL WORK.-- PATRICK HENRY. ST. GEORGE TUCKER. LETTER TO THIS GENTLEMAN.-- THE RAINBOW.--LETTER TO EDWARDS. From the date of his establishment in Norfolk, in the winter of 1803-4, we may...

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... thought likely, therefore, to please by its novelty; but the calculation was a false one,--for, unphilosophica...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217020771

ISBN - 13:9780217020770

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