Memories of Old Friends; Being Extracts from the Journals and Letters of Caroline Fox of Penjerrick, Cornwall, from 1835-1871 Volume N . 2

Memories of Old Friends; Being Extracts from the Journals and Letters of Caroline Fox of Penjerrick, Cornwall, from 1835-1871 Volume N . 2

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...he says if he saw a fly on its nose he should certainly scratch his own; the other by Talfourd, catching a momentary passionate gleam of dramatic expression--a fine abstraction. Talked of Macready and his retirement from the stage to Sherborne, where he is in perfect happiness, with wife and children, and all joyousness. He begs Wightwick sometimes to tell him something about theatrical matters, as he hears naught. Caroline Fox to Aunt Charles Fox. "Penjerrick, July 19.--Anna Maria says you wish to see this book (Carlyle's 'Life of Sterling'), so here it is. That it is calculated to draw fresh obloquy on the subject of it, is a very secondary consideration to the fact that it is a book likely to do much harm to Carlyle's wide enthusiastic public. It is painful enough to see the memorial of his friend made the text for utterances and innuendoes from which one knows that he would now shrink even more than ever, and God alone can limit the mischief. I But He can. That the book is often brilliant and beautiful, and more human-hearted than most of Carlyle's, will make it but the more read, however little the world may care for the subject of the memoir. The graphic parts and the portraiture are generally admirable, but not by any means always so; however, you will judge for yourselves." December 3.--Great news stirring in that volcanic Paris. The President has dissolved the Assembly and appealed to the people and the army; he establishes universal suffrage, and has arrested his political opponents Cavaignac, Changarnier, Thiers, and some thirty or forty others. The French world seems quite dazzled by his audacity, and is quiet to be sure, the streets are thickly guarded by military, the opposition journals seized, and no political meetings...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655678X
  • 9781236556783