The Life And Remains Of Theodore Edward Hook Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byTheodore Edward Hook

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...her admiration of, and devotion to, that city. " Nothing can be more delightful, more instructive, more amusing, than our mornings at Paris. One goes through a course of literature, science, arts, politics, philosophy, and fashion, tout en courant! laughing, arguing, gossiping, lounging on sofas, running in and out of public and private edifices and collections, each in itself a museum, assisting (as the French phrase it) at sittings and societies for the promotion of belles lettres, morals, education, agriculture, manufactures, religion, and charity,"--her Ladyship, in the scale of precedence, places these two last in her list--" from the royal and accredited ' Institute' as by law established, to the self-authorized Society Philotechnique, composed of les enfans de bonnes lettres, of both sexes, or to the amateur concert where," &c. &c. It was this course of proceeding on the part of her Ladyship, this gallopade of intellect, that obtained for her the name of Morgan Rattler, which seems most admirably suited to her great and almost marvellous activity, her extraordinary good-nature, and the volubility with which she lets out everything she can--good, bad, right, wrong, wise, or foolish. Her Ladyship adds--" In other capitals you may live and learn, but in Paris you must" As in all very genteel societies " the present company is always excepted," so we presume that in literature, the author is always out of the question. We confess we see no evidence of this involuntary improvement in her Ladyship, although she has been working away for a good many years. Her Ladyship, not content with going'through the bore of a bust by David, was so pleased with his performance that she made him try his hand at a medal; and the moment it was known that...

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...her admiration of, and devotion to, that city. " Nothing can be more delightful, more instructive, more amusing...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217593321

ISBN - 13:9780217593328

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