Historical Class Book; Or, Readings in Modern History

Historical Class Book; Or, Readings in Modern History

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...theme (nubject) sufficient in his qualities, virtues, and personal accomplishments. The king has entered upon his fifty-second year, is in good health, and extremely robust; but is sometimes subject to slight fits of the gout. His figure is very handsome and prepossessing, his complexion brown, his features open and manly, his forehead lofty, his eyes large and black, and his look that of sweetness tempered with severity. His physiognomy is commanding and warlike, his mien grave and majestic, his walk noble and imposing. His aspect is replete with a gentle majesty, which inspires both love and awe, and gains him the affections of every one, but more especially of such as have the happy and envied privilege of approaching him. He listens like a master, speaks as a father, and preserves such equanimity (evenness of mind), that neither sorrow, joy, nor anger have any empire over him. Naturally inclined to clemency, which he justly regards as one. of the greatest of royal virtues, he will allow himself to relent, but without any compromise of his firmness; and, while anxious for the due execution of justice, he is, notwithstanding, desirous of avoiding the shedding of blood. Fortifications, architecture, hunting, billiards, walking, gardens and flowers, are his most ordinary amusements. He is fond of history and of good books upon all kinds of subjects; but it is seldom that he has sufficient leisure to apply himself seriously to reading. Admiring the fidelity of the canine species, he has great delight in fondling and playing with dogs. Never has there been any sovereign who has evinced more magnificence in furniture, dress, horses, equipages, hounds, jewels, and buildings. His table is always splendid, and is distinguished as much by the abundance...show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547829
  • 9781236547828