Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters Volume I

Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters Volume I

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Excerpt: ...what the French call the memoire de l'escalier, or the faculty of remembering on the stairs what should have been said in the drawing-room. I am gaining in health and spirits and losing in flesh and depression, wellnigh down to 12 stone (vice 14 1/2), and I can exercise from morning till night without feeling the slightest fatigue, and eat of everything most sour, greasy, and German, and never know the penalty of indigestion. For the three years I passed in Ireland I had not as many days of health as I have already enjoyed here. This, though very favourable to comfort, seems little conducive to hard labour, for I cannot write a line, and really do nothing save amuse myself from morning till night. The temptations are strong: we have the Rhine and the mountains beside us, and, as we are all mounted, we pass the days on horseback or on the water. We dine at one and so have a very long evening. Let me hear how you like No. 7 The O'Donoghue when you read it. To Mr Alexander Spencer. Carlsruhe (or Bonn), July 26, 1845. .My mind is at ease by thinking that I owe nothing to or in Ireland save my affection for John and yourself. My friend James has been spending a week with me here. His brother. To Mr Alexander Spencer. Carlsruhe, Aug. 10, 1846. Your letter followed me here from Bonn, from which delightful little sojourn a royal visit and a musical festival had driven me,
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236722787
  • 9781236722782
  • 2,390,653