Specimen letters by Albert Stanburrough CookSpecimen letters by Albert Stanburrough Cook

Specimen letters

byAlbert Stanburrough Cook

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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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.1905 Excerpt: ... unable to afford him any longer a pleasure. So fading upon me, from disuse, have been the beauties of Nature, as they have been confinedly called; so ever fresh, and green, and warm are all the inventions of men and assemblies of men in this great city. I should certainly have laughed with dear Joanna. Give my kindest love, and my sister's, to D. and yourself, and a kiss from me to little Barbara Lewthwaite. Thank you for liking my play. C. L. XXXIV Reginald Heber to his Mother My Dear Mother: Moscow, Jan. 4, 1806. Our journey has been prosperous, and, after about ninety hours' continued jolting, we arrived safely at Moscow about eight o'clock last night. Mr. Bayley came with us, and we have found his knowledge of the Russian language and manners of great service to us on the road. Our method of traveling deserves describing, both as being comfortable in itself and as being entirely different, too, from anything in England. We performed the journey in kibitkas, the carriages usually employed by the Russians in their winter journeys: they are nothing more than a very large cradle, well covered with leather and placed on a sledge, with a leathern curtain in front; the luggage is packed at the bottom, the portmanteaus serving for an occasional seat, and the whole covered with a mattress on which one or more persons can lie at full length, or sit supported by pillows. In this attitude, and well wrapped up in furs, one can scarcely conceive a more luxurious mode of getting over a country when the roads are good and the weather not intense; but in twenty-four or twenty-five degrees of frost, Reaumur, no wrapping can keep you quite warm, and in bad roads, of which we have had some little experience, the jolting is only equaled by the motion of a ship in a storm. I...
Title:Specimen lettersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217055974

ISBN - 13:9780217055970