The Reminiscences of Sir Henry Hawkins, Baron Brampton

The Reminiscences of Sir Henry Hawkins, Baron Brampton

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...luck that I found myself going head first along the corridor leading to the hall itself. When I appeared on the platform, it seemed as if Barnstaple had never seen such a man; they were mad with joy, and all wanted to shake hands with me at once. I dodged a good many, and by dint of waving his arms like a semaphore the chairman succeeded, not in restoring peace, but in moderating the noise. I now had an opportunity of using my eyes, and there before me in one of the front seats was the redoubtable Cave--the great canvassing Cave--who instantly rose and gave me the most cordial welcome, trusted I was to be his future colleague in the House, and was most generous in his expressions of admiration for the people of Barnstaple, especially the voting portion of them, and hoped I should have a very pleasant time and never forget dear old Barnstaple. I said I was not likely to--nor am I. Of course I had to address the assembled electors first after the introduction by the chairman, who, taking a long time to inform us what the electors wanted, I made up my mind what to say in order to convince them that they should have it. I gave them hopes of a great deal of legal reform and reduction of punishments, for I thought that would suit most of them best, and then gladly assented to a satisfactory adjustment of all local requirements and improvements, as well as a determined redress of grievances which should on no account be longer delayed. (" Orkins for ever I ") Then Cave stood up--an imposing man, with a good deal of presence and shirt-collar--who invited any man--indeed, challenged anybody--in that hall to question him on any subject whatever. The challenge was accepted, and up stood one of the rank and file of the electors--no doubt sent by...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533674
  • 9781236533678