Davenport Dunn or the Man of the Day Volume 3

Davenport Dunn or the Man of the Day Volume 3

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...so, I hope and believe. Have you any other remarkable traits that you might desire to record? _ A few, and a very few, said Paul, with a wellassumed air of humility. Nature has blessed me with the very best of tempers.-I am never rash, hasty, or impetuous; I accept the rubs of life with submission; I think well of every one. Do you, faith! exclaimed Davis, with a scornful laugh. Knowing well that we are all slaves of circumstances, I take motives where others demand actions, just as I would take a bill at three months from him who has no cash. It may be paid, or it may not. You d have passed it ere it became due, eh, Master Paul? Such is possible; I make no claims above human frailty. Is sobriety amongst your other virtues? I rarely transgress its limits, save when alone. It is in the solitary retirement where I seek reflection that I occasionally indulge. There I am--so to say-- Classo cum Classone. I offer no example to others--I shock no outward decorum. If the instinctive appreciation of my character--_ which I highly possess----passes that of most men, I owe it to those undisguised moments when I stand revealed to myself. Wine keeps no secrets; and, Paul Classon drunk appeals to Paul Classon sober. Believe me, Kit, when I tell you no man knows half the excellent things in his own heart till he has got tipsy by himself! I wish I had never thought of you for this affair, said Davis, angrily. Pitt made the same speech to Wolfe, and yet that young General afterwards took Quebec. What do I care about Wolfe or Quebec? I want a particular service that a man of...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621344
  • 9781236621344