Memoirs of the R. H. Henry Lord Langdale; In Two Volumes Volume 1

Memoirs of the R. H. Henry Lord Langdale; In Two Volumes 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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...act, ' held in the Soph's School, in the Lent Term of 1807; but his act in the October Term of the same year was the most triumphant I ever witnessed. He literally seemed to trample his 'opponents' under foot. Such was Mr. Bickersteth at Cambridge; there he continued working hard and qualifying himself to carry off the prize he had determined to possess. The only relaxation he allowed himself was reading Shakspeare and the Italian poets. So fond was he of the latter, that one of his contemporaries at the same college, and who is now the head of the profession he adorns by his learning and kind-heartedness--need I name Dr. Paris, President of the College of Physicians?--told me that, he never saw him in his rooms that he was not reading Dante or Alfieri or some Italian poet; nor did he ever remember seeing him mix in any of the recreations or amusements of the men of his own or any other college." That his own unsettled prospects had their proper effect, in making him, not selfish, but a warm sympathizer with the trials and difficulties of others, is apparent from the following letter: --Cambridge, Sunday evening, Nov. 25th, 1805. "My Dear Henderson, "I am extremely sorry to hear that you are still in so unsettled a state. It appears from what you say that either Dr. Rees or Mr. Williams has treated you ill, and if the matter is not somehow or other explained, which I sincerely hope it may be to your satisfaction, I cannot think that you would find either profit or comfort from a connexion with such people. I should infer from the conduct of Mr. Williams that he had fixed upon somebody else to fill the situation, and was endeavouring to make Dr. Rees change his determination with respect to you. I heartily wish that you will soon be...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489276
  • 9781236489272