The Life of John Pendleton Kennedy

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G. P. Putnam & sons, 1871 - 490 стор.

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Сторінка 481 - Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament...
Сторінка 374 - I am sorry to see you in such a plight as your letter shows you in. It is strange that just at this time, when everybody is praising you, and when fortune is beginning to smile upon your hitherto wretched circumstances, you should be invaded by these blue devils.
Сторінка 83 - Governor as soon as he landed, erected a cross on the shore, and took possession of the country for our Saviour, and for our Sovereign Lord the King of England.
Сторінка 392 - ... should be guarded and preserved from abuse, and rendered efficient for the purposes I contemplate in its establishment, by such regulations as the judgment and experience of the trustees may adopt or approve. I recommend, in reference to such regulations, that it shall not be constructed upon the plan of a circulating library ; and that the books shall not be allowed to be taken out of the building, except in very special cases, and in accordance with rules adapted to them as exceptional privileges.
Сторінка 103 - ... of the old school, full of starch and powder: most of them the iron gentlemen of the Revolution, with leather faces — old campaigners, renowned for long stories, — not long enough from the camp to lose their military brusquerie and daredevil swagger; proper, roystering blades who had not long ago got out of harness and begun to affect the elegancies of civil life. Who but they! — jolly fellows, fiery and loud, with stern glance of the eye and brisk turn of the head, and swash-buckler strut...
Сторінка 374 - Accordingly he was introduced ; the prize-money had not yet been paid, and he was in the costume in which he had answered the advertisement of his good fortune. Thin, and pale even to ghastliness, his whole appearance indicated sickness and the utmost destitution. A well-worn frock coat concealed the absence of a shirt, and imperfect boots disclosed the want of hose.
Сторінка 376 - It is many years ago — I think perhaps as early as 1833 or 4 — that I found him in Baltimore in a state of starvation. I gave him clothing, free access to my table, and the use of a horse for exercise whenever he chose — in fact brought him up from the very verge of despair.
Сторінка 481 - Confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament in testimony whereof I Have Hereunto set my Hand and affixed my seal this twenty ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Eight...
Сторінка 158 - ... dogged but amiable invincibility of opinion, and that overflowing. hospitality which knew no ebb, — these traits, though far from being impaired, are modified at the present day by circumstances which have been gradually attaining a marked influence over social life as well as political relation. An observer cannot fail to note that the manners of our country have been tending towards a uniformity which is visibly effacing all local differences.

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