Three Eras Of New England, And Other Addresses; With Papers Critical And Biographical

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byGeorge Lunt

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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.1857 Excerpt: ... less known to fame; and was, in fact, the portrait of Warren Hastings, for many years, the Governor-general of India. It so happened, however, that, during their visit, Lord Lansclowne unexpectedly returned to town, and, understanding that there were strangers examining the house, courteously proceeded to the room, where our young friends were engaged; and entering into conversation with them, informed them, that he appropriated this privileged apartment to these two pictures alone, as being the portraits of the two greatest men lie had ever known. The Americans said nothing; and, as that was not the age of "free discussion," felt, perhaps, that it might be uncivil to call in question even the most eccentric fancies of a gentleman, in his own house. But the saying sank deep into their memory; and when one of the parties, some time since, gave me the particulars of the adventure, it struck my mind, I must confess, as a thing of peculiar incongruity. Washington and Warren Hastings! The savior of his country--and the desolator of an oppressed and ruined people! This one, the living spirit of all that is known as truth, wisdom, honor, moderation and integrity in man,--that one, the cruel and unjust tool of a grasping and insatiable avarice! This man, at the close of all his patient and heroic toils, in the great struggle, to which his own prudence and brave policy, by the blessing of Heaven, had brought suecess,--claiming no reward of his country, and accepting only the bare repayment of so much, as he had expended, from his own fortune, in her service; the other, rioting upon extorted bribes, and returning from the land, which his injustice had made wretched, to receive, in charity, at last, the means of sustaining his prolonged existence, from the coffers whi...

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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.1857 Excerpt: ... less known to fame; and was, in fact, the portrait of Warren Hastings, for many years, the Governor-general of India. It so happ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217306349

ISBN - 13:9780217306348

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