Alfred Spalding Harvey, 1840-1905

Alfred Spalding Harvey, 1840-1905 : Contributions to Magazines, Speeches, Etc (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Alfred Spalding Harvey, 1840-1905: Contributions to Magazines, Speeches, Etc It is possible that a few Of his friends, more especially of the friends Of his later life, may not have realized that he had a very keen sense of humour; but I think that during the last years of his life it was much overlaid by his business anxieties and his undoubtedly failing health. His humour was Often in evidence at home, and always when he had to make a speech Of the after dinner nature. At the same time and for the reason I have given, he could not readily change from grave to gay, and Often regarded a jest as a red herring across the path Of conversation. I remember how Often this was the case at home, and how once one Of us was admonished not to sacrifice his grandmother for an epigram. His geniality, always a leading characteristic Of his, but especially towards young men, was a trait which all who knew him recognised. He had none Of the lofty indifference with which the successful middle-aged man Often regards the younger generation, but was always anxious to learn from them. This was notably the case wherever his interlocutor was possessed of any especial branch Of knowledge. My father then sat down before the feet of his young Gamaliel, and followed him with an attention which it is the good fortune of very few young men to receive. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 540 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 28mm | 715g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 29 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243123582
  • 9780243123582