The New Adam and Eve. Egotism. the Christmas Banquet. Drowne's Wooden Image. the Intelligence Office. Roger Malvin's Burial. P.'s Correspondence. Earth's Holocaust. Passages from a Relinquished Work. Sketches from Memory. the Old Apple

The New Adam and Eve. Egotism. the Christmas Banquet. Drowne's Wooden Image. the Intelligence Office. Roger Malvin's Burial. P.'s Correspondence. Earth's Holocaust. Passages from a Relinquished Work. Sketches from Memory. the Old Apple

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... odd series of sketches, entitled, I think, the Pickwick Papers. Not impossibly the world has lost more than it dreams of by the untimely death of this Mr. Dickens. Whom do you think I met in Pall Mall the other day? You would not hit it in ten guesses. Why, no less a man than Napoleon Bonaparte, or all that is now left of him--that is to say, the skin, bones, and corporeal substance, little cocked hat, green coat, white breeches, and small sword, which are still known by his redoubtable name. He was attended only by two policemen, who walked quietly behind the phantasm of the old ex-emperor, appearing to have no duty in regard to him except to see that none of the light-fingered gentry should possess themselves of the star of the Legion of Honor. Nobody save myself so much as turned to look after him; nor, it grieves me to confess, could even I contrive to muster up any tolerable interest, even by all that the warlike spirit, formerly manifested within that now decrepit shape, had wrought upon our globe. There is no surer method of annihilating the magic influence of a great renown than by exhibiting the possessor of it in the decline, the overthrow, the utter degradation of his powers, --buried beneath his own mortality, --and lacking even the qualities of sense that enable the most ordinary men to bear themselves decently in the eye of the world. This is the state-to which disease, aggravated by long endurance of a tropical climate, and assisted by old age, --for he is now above seventy, --has reduced Bonaparte. The British government has acted shrewdly in retransporting him from St. Helena to England. They should now restore him to Paris, and there let him once again review the relics of his armies. His eye is dull and rheumy; his nethshow more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236871294
  • 9781236871299