Papyrus Volume 3

Papyrus Volume 3

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...of England, is well known to be one of the most affable and hard-working sovereigns of Europe. Although he has spent a long life in heartily enjoying himself, and is now somewhat declined into the vale of years, yet his industry in fulfilling the round of his exacting royal functions, is truly remarkable, American visitors, with an eye to presentation, etc., are particularly taken with the King's laborious zeal and indeed, to hear them talk, one might suppose that by comparison, the President of the United States performed his trifling duties in a wheeled chair. In the opinion of the Hon. Whitelaw Reid, frequently proclaimed, Edward the Seventh by the grace of God, is the best all-round athlete among the crowned heads of Europe. Dodging Americans is become one of the King's most engrossing occupations in his hale old age, and no doubt it is the energy thus displayed which has given him the repretation referred to. To mention but one of those arduous labors which lead our compatriots abroad to insist that the King is not half paid, he is obliged to see all the beautiful American women whom he cares to have presented to him. Not to speak of the fascinating American actresses who simply cannot get by Marienbad, or any other place where Edward chances to be, without stopping to have a little go at bridge with him--just touching him for luck, as it were, ere they come back to try their new play on Broadway. In short, the many friends of Edward keep the cable hot, and, as everybody knows that the cable never lies, and that Sunday newspapers print only the truth, and that foreign correspondents are quite incapable of what is technically termed, "society graft," it is clear that the good-natured King really earns his modest salary, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969456
  • 9781236969453