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Biographical Sketches, 1852-1875 (Paperback) Loot Price: R421
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Biographical Sketches, 1852-1875 (Paperback): Harriet Martineau
Biographical Sketches, 1852-1875 (Paperback): Harriet Martineau

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Biographical Sketches, 1852-1875 (Paperback)

Harriet Martineau

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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. 1888 Excerpt: ... devolved upon Lieutenant Franklin, with whom was associated Dr. Richardson, a naval surgeon, described as well-skilled in Natural History. Partners in that enterprise, they were friends for life; and, as none of us can have forgotten, devoted in death. It would have been strange to them, ready as they were for the same fate, to have foreknown how differently they would end their lives. One died behind the veil, as it were--Vii nobody knowing where he was, and how it fared with A likcnets him--far away among the ice, with the sun circling cvKtrast. round the sky, permitting no night till the night of death fell on him--amidst damp and dreariness; discomfort, if not hunger; obstruction and discouragement, if not hopelessness; with only the glare of the sunshine on the snow, and the blue ice and the glittering stretches of the sea. The other died in a happy old age, in the same month of the year--in so different a scene, and under such different conditions Amidst the richest of summer verdure, in a still valley near Grasmere, whither he had just returned from gay intercourse with old friends, and surrounded by his family, he passed away in the night without pain. There was but a year of difference in the age of the two friends; there was a wonderful likeness in the most prominent of their experiences; but a singular contrast in their way of leaving life. Sir John Richardson was a native of Dumfries, and was educated at the Grammar School there. At Edinburgh he qualified himself for the medical profession, Enters the an entered the Navy at twenty as Assistant-Surgeon. Navy. jje saw something of war; for he was at the siege of Copenhagen, and served afterwards on the coasts of the Peninsula. Before he was thirty he took his degree of M.D. at Edinburgh, and at ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: 2010
Authors: Harriet Martineau
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 134
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-92209-0
Barcode: 9781151922090
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-92209-9

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