Memoirs of the Latter Years of the Right Honourable Charles James Fox Volume 1

Memoirs of the Latter Years of the Right Honourable Charles James Fox Volume 1

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...from his uneasiness in the most engaging manner, (for M. do Grave had engaged to procure us admission to the chateau.) It was something of Cicero in the dc Oratore, dwelling upon illustrious dc.parted characters, illustrious as well by birth as eloquence, virtue, and accomplishments. The destruction of the old governmerit, the death, emigration, or distress of many of these noble persons, a complete substitution, not only of new government, but change of property and honours, making this eloquent retrospective view still more interesting. The great character himself, who was taking it, worthy of antiquity, and speaking from his own knowledge, with a.n animation in which affection, veneration, and gratitude, .were all blended, and all powerfully and visibly operating. As We sat at our fruit, before we arose to depart, the door opened, and a savoyarde, dressed in the fashion of the peasants of her country, and carrying a guitar or lu.te, presented herself. Her air was almost sp_l_l_ime; the countenance betokened better days and higher s_tation; but resignation chastened every feeling, and religion had sustained and aided her; her song was simple and affecting, and herimusic far from contemptible; the faultering voice told better than volumes, that she was unhappy. She was satisfied with a little, and withdrew with modesty and in silence. t Before we left St. Cloud, we walked in the park among the happy groupes, and left; this charming place, as it grew late, with a wish to revisitit often, ' Indeed, I ever observed that Mr. Fox was most pleased in such evenings as these. Unencumbered with ' owds, 's ceremony, and relieved from c hi amiable and domestic character expanded itself; and, undesirous as he yvas of flattery, hating subserviency, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538889
  • 9781236538888