Memories Of Old Friends; Being Extracts From The Journals And Letters Of Caroline Fox ... From 1835…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCaroline Fox

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. 1840. "He was indeed the glass Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves."--Shakespeare. Falmouth, January 1.--Entered on another year. Happy experience emboldens us to look forward with joyful anticipations to the voyage of life; we have been hitherto in calm water indeed, and for this how thankful should we be, but we must expect some gales before we drop our anchor. May we be prepared to meet them! Alexander Christey left us after dinner for Nice via London. He told us about Robert Owen (the Socialist), an old friend of his father's. He is making numberless converts amongst the manufacturing districts. He and his family dwell in New Harmony in the United States. William Fen wick spoke of his grandfather having fished out Sir John Barrow from behind a linen-draper's counter, discovered his latent talents, had him taught mathematics, and finally introduced him to the world, in which he has made such good way.1 January 5.--After dinner Nadir Shah was announced, and in waddled this interesting soi-disant son of the late Sultan. He does not look nearly so distinguished as in native costume. He talks English beautifully, having been here three times, and described the manner in which he learned it in five months: took an English professor, made himself master of the alphabet, but resolutely 1 Since the publication of the first edition of this book, the Editor has received the following correction of this statement from Mrs. Charles Fox of Trebah:--" This is a mistake. The person who discovered Sir John Barrow's enormous abilities was my great-grandfather, John Fell, an M.D. of some importance in Ulverstone, and who rescued him from an unwilling apprenticeship to an obscure shopkeeper in that place; his father being a...

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. 1840. "He was indeed the glass Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves."--Shakespeare. Falmou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217021646

ISBN - 13:9780217021647

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