Pelham

Pelham

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...than irrelevant from its bearings, that they never displeased even the oldest and coldest cynics and calculators of the House., ' It is no uncommon contradiction in human nature (and in Glanville it seemed peculiarly prominent) to find men of ima.gination and genius gifted with the strongest common sense, for the admonition or benefit of others, even while constantly neglecting to exert, it for themselves. He was soon marked out as the most promising and important of all the junior members of the House; and the coldness with which he kept aloof from social intercourse with the party he adopted, only served to increase their respect, though it prevented their affection. '.. Lady Roseville's attachment to him, was scarcely a secret; the celebrity of her name in the world of ton made her least look or action the constant subject of present remark and after conversation; and there were too many moments, even in thewatchful publicity of.society, ' when that charming but imprudent person forgot every thing but the romance of her attachment. Glanville seemed not only perfectly untouched by it, but even wholly unconscious of its existence, and preserved invariably, when.ever he was forced into-the crowd, the same stern, cold, unsympathizing reserve, which made him, at once, an object of universal conversation and dislike. Three weeks after Glanville's first speech in the House, I called upon him, with a proposal from Lord Dawton. After we had discussed it, we spoke on more familiar topics, and, at last, he mentioned Thornton. It will be observed that we had never conversed respecting that person; nor had Glanville once alluded to our former meetings, or to his disguised appearance and false appellation at Paris. Whatever might be...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939484
  • 9781236939487