Bizarre Volume 4

Bizarre Volume 4

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...which our host made perfectly free, led us far into the night. " Wo spoke of the war of Independence, in which Mr. Bulow had served as a field officer of M. de La Fayette, who every day becomes greater in the eyes of the Americans, who always designate him as ' the Marquis' of agriculture, which at that time enriched the United States, and finally of my native land, which I loved the more because I was forced to leave it. " When wearied of conversation the father would say to his eldest daughter, ' Maria, give us a song.' She without any embarrassment sung the American national airs. The complaints of Mary Stuart and of Andre, all popular in America. Maria had taken a few lessons, and in that remote country passed for a virtuosa; her singing though, derived its charm from the quality of her voice, which was at at once clear, fresh and accentuated. "On the next day, in spite of Mr. Bulow's persuasions, we set out. I nad duties to discharge; and while the horses were bein;; prepared, Mr. Bulow took me aside and used those remarkable words. " ' You see in mo, sir, a happy man, if there be one onder heaven; all that you see here is derived from my own property. My stockings were knit by my daughters, and my cloths were furnished by my flocks. They also, with my garden, furnish me with an abundance of healthy food. The greatest eulogium of onr government is, that in the State of Connecticut there are a thousand farmers as well satisfied as I am, the doors of whom have no locks. " ' Taxes are almost nothing, and as long as they be paid any one van sleep calmly. Congress favors national industry as much as it can, and merchants are always ready to take from us whatever wc wish to sell. I have ready money for a long time, for more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588282
  • 9781236588289