The Annual Register; World Events ... Volume 96

The Annual Register; World Events ... Volume 96

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...in the evening, a gentleman, dressed as a clergyman, committed suicide by leaping from the summit of Shakspeare's Cliff. A man named An derson, who gets his living by selling fossils, and pointing out to visitors the various objects to be seen from that classical spot, states that the unfortunate man came upon the cliff soon after 4 o'clock, and had been in conversation with him from that time until dusk; Anderson then informed him that, as darkness was coming on, it would be dangerous to stay longer. The gentleman retired some short distance, immediately turned round, and exclaiming that he came from 19, Waterloo-crescent, jumped over near the boundary-stone. Anderson immediately gave an alarm, and some of the coast-guard and boatmen proceeding to the base of the cliff, found the remains of the deceased dreadfully shattered, having fallen between 300 and 400 feet. The unfortunate gentleman was staying at 19, Waterloo-crescent, with his wife, who was anxiously waiting his return. The suicide proved to be the Rev. Thomas Robinson, a beneficed clergyman of the Isle of Wight.--The Turkish Loan.--A proposed loan to the Turkish Government has been very successfully negotiated on the Stock Exchange. According to the terms issued, this loan is to be for 5,000,000/. in Bonds, the dividends payable on 10th of April and 10th of October. The first issue will represent 2,000,000/. of Six per Cent. Stock at 80, and the subscribers will have the option of taking a further amouut of 1,000,000/. within a month; the remaining 2,000,000/. Stock will not be issued for five months below 85. Subscriptions will be received in London and Paris. It will be redeemed at par by annual instalments of 1 per cent, per annum; and the first drawing will be on the 1st of...show more

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  • Paperback | 596 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,048g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830938
  • 9781236830937