Last Letters from Egypt

Last Letters from Egypt : To Which Are Added Letters from the Cape (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Last Letters From Egypt: To Which Are Added Letters From the Cape It would not be easy to say how Lucie Austin acquired her correct and vigorous style and nice sense of language. It was hereditary rather than 1mplanted. But from her earliest years she was accustomed to hear the best of conversation; the Mills, the Grotes, the Bullers (charles and Arthur), the Carlyles, the Sterlings, Sydney Smith, Luttrell, Rogers, Jeremy Bentham, and Lord Jeffrey, were the most intimate friends of the family; and Toodie, as she was called, was a universal favourite. Once staying at a friend's house, and hearing their little girl rebuked for asking questions, she said, My mamma never says, I don't know, ' or, Don't ask questions.' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 572g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243324898
  • 9780243324897