A Biography of W. C. Bryant; With Extracts from His Private Correspondence Volume 2

A Biography of W. C. Bryant; With Extracts from His Private Correspondence Volume 2

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...absolute I copy this letter because it reveals a practice which.fr. Bryant had adopted ever since the prosperity of his journal enabled him to be helpful to others. He would lend his less well-to-do relatives, and those of his wife, any little money that he had to spare, takinga mortgage or a note for the value; but, if he found that they were persons of enterprise and thrift, he would surprise them some day by returning the securities as gifts. Of this. however, he said nothing, and I am indebted to his papers for my knowledge of the fact. f To the Rev. R. C. Vaterston. 1 The death of Josiah Quincy, who departed in the ninety-second year of his age. See " The Return of Youth." Poetical Works, vol. i., p. 3t3. I To Mrs. Charlotte Field, of England. PEACE 1.v WAR 11.1115. 2, submission of those who are in arms against them. We think we see this conclusion of the war at no very great distance. The news of our country, when circulated in England, is, in many instances, much discolored by passing through unfriendly channels. One of the worst consequences of this distortion of facts, and of the hostile comments so often made by your press upon almost every event of our war, is a growing animosity toward Great Britain. Some of us take great pains to distinguish the British nation, so far as relates to this matter, from the British government, and the British aristocracy from the British people; but it is not the great majority of newspaper readers who will attend to these distinctions. "Meanwhile, we are here at Roslyn, in a place where we know little of the war save by rumor, and where the world goes on, or almost stands still, just as it did when you were last here. Birds sing, and the cicada sounds his shrill note...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840275
  • 9781236840271