The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education]. Volume 8

The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education]. Volume 8

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...Scott to bankruptcy. He managed never to give up possession of the place, though every thing else was resigned, and the income from his literary labors went to liquidate his debts. See "Abbottsford" by Washington Irving. 2. "Fonthill Abbey." The beautiful home erected in Fonthill by William Beckford (1760-1844), an English novelist. It was his romance of " Vathek, an Arabian Tale," which won for him his fame. This story, written in French, has been called."the finest of Oriental romances, as 'Lalla Rookh' is the finest of Oriental poems." 3. "Marquis of Chastellux," sha-tel-lux. (1734-1788.) A French general and author. In 1780 he came to the United States and served with honor as a major general in the army of Rochambeau. He wrote a work in two volumes called "Travels in North America." 4. "Buffon," Georges Louis Leclerc. (1707-1788.) A French scientist and philosopher, author of a very extensive natural history. 5. "Alexander Spotswood" (1676-1740) was an aid-de-camp to Marlborough, and was wounded at Blenheim. He became lieutenant-governor of Virginia in 1710, bringing the writ of habeas corpus to the colony. He was much beloved and is called "the Tubal Cain of Virginia." He is buried at his Virginia country-seat, Temple Farm, on York River, better known as the Moore House, in which the articles of capitulation were drawn up after the siege of Yorktown. His tramontane expedition has been made the theme of a novel, "The Knights of the Horse-shoe," by Dr. William Caruthers. 6. "Blackstone." The "Commentaries on the Laws of Eng. land," written by the distinguished jurist, William Blackstone (1723-1780), commonly passes under...show more

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  • Paperback | 782 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,370g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574648
  • 9781236574640