Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Henry Reeve

Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Henry Reeve

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...janvier dernier. Je les fais demander. Je vis aussi en Angleterre. C'est beaucoup d'avoir deux vies et presque, deux patries. Mr. Burton a-t-il publie l'article qu'il projetait sur mon Histoire de France? Je vous envoie quelques pages que je viens d'ecrire sur mon excellent ami, M. Vitet.2 Encore un profond regret. Adieu, my dear Sir. Tenez-moi un peu au courant de ce qui se passe chez vous et de ce que vous en pensez. Nous vegetons ici dans les tenebres, en attendant un mieux qui viendra, je ne sais quand ni comment. Mais je persiste a y croire. Tout a vous, Guizot. The Journal here has: --March 10th.--The Duc d'Aumale dined at The Club dinner. 18th.--Met Disraeli at Lady Derby's first party. A day or two before this, at Windsor, Lord Granville was chaffing Lady John Manners and said--referring to the Prime Minister's birth--' You must acknowledge that your chief's nose is very queer.' 'At all events, ' was Lady John's ready rejoinder, 'it is not out of joint.' 1 Mme. Guizot de Witt. 1 Louis Vitet, 'de l'Academie francaise, ' d. June 1873. This is presumably the ' notice ' prefixed to Vitet's Etudes philosophiques et littiraires (8vo. 1875). 224 SITE OF FOXHOLES FIXED 1874 28th.--Took the Duc de Rochefoucault (the French Ambassador) to the boat race at Mortlake. April 2nd.--To Christchurch. On the 4th, in torrents of rain, we fixed, with Cockerell, the exact site of Foxholes House. May 8th.--Ball to the Prince of Wales at the French Embassy. Duchess of Edinburgh there. Lord Hertford, the Tory Lord Chamberlain, omitted me from the Court ball this year, for the first time since 1847. This was before the publication of the 'Greville Memoirs, ' and not on account of it. To Aix in the end of May....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568516
  • 9781236568519