Princes' Favors; A Story of Love, War and Politics

Princes' Favors; A Story of Love, War and Politics

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...out in harmony with His mysterious will. Nobody can study the history of this country without becoming impressed with the fact that I have indicated; without recognizing His finger in every stage of our progress onward and upward. And while, I confess, at times things have looked dark to me, and I have been very despondent, yet I have never been long without the comforting thought that He would bring it all out right, in the end. He was simply taking His own way--a ( way not given us to understand--to accomplish His purposes." As the manager of the campaign in his State, Remsen was thrown in contact with a new class of people. To him were referred the applications of, amongst others, those who sought fame or money as public speakers. One of the first applicants was the Rev. Jereboam Smith, D. D., of Alabama. An elegantly engraved card bearing the name and titles in full was handed him, and, with a feeling of wonder as to what this individual, doubtless distinguished and unquestionably learned, could wish to see him for, he directed that the reverend doctor should be shown in. An important-looking, fussy, large, pompous, oiled and scented, very black negro, was announced as the gentleman answering to the name on the card. He was attired in a full suit of black, the coat of clerical cut buttoaed up to his throat, his huge feet incased in immense, nobby shoes, and a broad-brimmed black hat slouched down over a head rather well shaped if it had not been for an exceedingly low and undeniably villainous-looking forehead. His eyes were small and pig-like, and darted hither and thither restlessly, save when they were fixed with a bold, somewhat impudent look upon his victim." "Sit down, Doctor;" said Remsen courteously. "Can I be...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598504
  • 9781236598509