Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Hon. C. C. Washburn, LL; D., Late Governer of Wisconsin

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Hon. C. C. Washburn, LL; D., Late Governer of Wisconsin

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... was shown to every part of it. Splendid, indeed; the walls of marble. The building is just now unoccupied, the king having left this city a few days since for the Hague. So we, a party of Yankees, made ourselves quite at home there; left nothing unexplored--not even the bed chambers of the Princess; walked in the grand hall where a splendid ball was given, not long since, to the Emperor Alexander, of Russia; and--not content with all these high honors, aspired so high as to take our seats, by turns, upon the Throne of Holland--very much to the diversion of the attendants! Point me not to the ruins of Carthage, to the mouldering towers of Palmyra, or the tombs of the Ca;sars, for proofs of the vanity of human grandeur. There is enough of littleness stamped, methinks, upon all the cob-web greatness of man, even in its very perfection and completeness, to make one say to himself, as he views it--'And is this all? '" Returning to Providence in 1819, he entered the counting house of Cyrus Butler, where, with the exception of a winter of commercial life in Wilmington, N. C, he remained until he formed a partnership with William Butler, nephew and prospective heir of Cyrus Butler, and engaged in the flour trade in Alexandria, Va. On the 4th of July, 1823, the long attachment between himself and Miss Clarissa Cady, of Providence, culminated in marriage, and his first home, since that of his early childhood in the forest cabin of N. Y., was made in Alexandria, amid far different scenes; for he was now a successful merchant, and able to surround himself with comforts and luxuries. Of the numerous letters which passed between the young couple before their marriage, we are tempted to quote from one of William's written in rhyme, showing that...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765303
  • 9781236765307