The Memoirs; Containing Many Interesting Anecdotes of the Illustrious Men with Whom He Was Connected. in Two Volumes Volume 2

The Memoirs; Containing Many Interesting Anecdotes of the Illustrious Men with Whom He Was Connected. in Two Volumes Volume 2

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...stances; therefore in the autumn of."J781, I accepted my friend Dr. Fkanigkhn's curacy, at his chapel in great queen's street, Ikicoln'sinn-fields; as a prize in the lottery of a life; which had almost never drawn any thing but blanks. That curacy I retained till the easter rf the next year, 17;82; at that time I resigned iti I have made the additions that I wished, since t wrote for some disagreeable reasons, which were not at all connected with any discredit to my conduct. In the summer of 1782, I went to Gibside near Newcastle upon Tyne, on a visit to Mr. Bowes; a gentleman celebrated in the annals of gallantry, and of marriage.---As he had a very favourable opinion of my abilities, he engaged me for his secretary, at a salary of 2001. a-year: as after some experience of my connexion with him, I found it totally incompatible with my sentiments, and habits, we parted in the beginning of the summer of 1783. Though my situation with Mr. Bowes was far from agreeable, while I was with him, I neglected neither study, nor composition. There was a pretty good library at Gibside; and I availed myself of that advantage. But the reading of a book which was in my own possession, while I was there, has made the most lively impression in my mind. I allude to Herodian, the greek historian of the latter Caesars; an authour who is justly esteemed for the fidelity of his narration, and for the easy elegance in which it is conveyed.--At Gibside I wrote ' my poetical address to sir Ashton Lever;" which, with two other poems, "Siddons," and " an elegy on the death of a "young officer of the army;" I published in the spring of 1784.;, .-. It has already been in the tenour of these memoirs, to say something of his grace of...
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652460
  • 9781236652461