In Memoriam, Mrs. John F. Francis

In Memoriam, Mrs. John F. Francis

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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. 1889* edition. Excerpt: ...in tours in Europe and around the world, Mrs. J. M. Wieting of this city: A TENDER TESTIMONIAL. Not only to numberless friends scattered throughout our own country, but in many far-off lands, across distant seas, the tidings of the death of Mrs. John M. Francis came as a terrible shock, and the cable flashed back across the measureless distances expressions of heartfelt regret and sorrow. Mrs. Francis had sojourned in many lands under exceptionally favorable auspices, her husband filling most honorable positions under the American government, and she was constantly mingling in social life with the rulers of kingdoms. Her power of instantly placing herself en rapport with her surroundings made her equally at home in palace or cottage, both being the happier for her presence. It may be said of her that she fairly radiated an atmosphere of cheerfulness, for every one with whom she came in contact felt the geniality of her presence. She might have drunk at the fabled fountain of perpetual youth, for her eye was as bright, her temperament as sunny, her step as sprightly at sixty as in the days of her girlhood. Animated in conversation, brilliant and most original in ideas, quick at repartee, she was an invaluable acquisition to any circle, and wherever she was she always seemed a central figure. Her ambition in a literary point of view seemed insatiable. A natural philologist, she seemed to acquire a knowledge of the rudiments and construction of a language almost intuitively. Her study at home bears evidence of her literary acquirements, in its rows of books in many tongues, all tried and familiar friends to her. It was a privilege to receive an invitation to enter this little sanctum. It was here she gathered together all her letters which...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899210
  • 9781236899217