0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Biography > Historical, political & military

Not currently available

Memoirs of a Life, Chiefly Passed in Pennsylvania, Within the Last Sixty Years; With Occasional Remarks Upon the General Occurrences, Character and Spirit of That Eventful Period (Paperback) Loot Price: R273
Discovery Miles 2 730
Memoirs of a Life, Chiefly Passed in Pennsylvania, Within the Last Sixty Years; With Occasional Remarks Upon the General...

Memoirs of a Life, Chiefly Passed in Pennsylvania, Within the Last Sixty Years; With Occasional Remarks Upon the General Occurrences, Character and Spirit of That Eventful Period (Paperback)

Alexander Graydon

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R273 Discovery Miles 2 730

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1811. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 4s a sort of duty in point of poetical justice, to art*' no-mice my marriagejjirfifeh'took place in the spring? of 1779. But this was/hot until my exchange had been notified to me, by colonel Bouclinot, the commissary of prisoners; 'and having now little before me, but the vapid occurrences of retired life, I shall-, here hold myself absolved from- further attention to any matters merely of a personal or private natureCaptain Speke had gone into- Philadelphia, some time before; and it is not improbable, th.it we had feeen exchanged for each other; but, of thi'sj I wasnot informed.- I was no-w at liberty to act, and wasalso liable-to be called into service; but, however' 'willing I might have been to consider myself a soldier, or to obey orders, I had no regiment to join, or men to command. The third battalion still ex-isted in name, but with scarce a particle of ks original materials-. It was entirely changed as to officer* and men, with the exception, perhaps, of one or two* of the foi mer, that had escaped captivity by absence' on account of sickness or otherwise The affair of Fort Washington, had an effect not unlike that of entering into a monastery in England, in days- of yore: as, in the one case, a man was said to be civil' lij dead, .so in the other he waa militarily so; and although as much alive as eve? to corporeal wants and necessities, yet was he dead as an antediluviany . as to all purposes of worldly advantage . Nor was it I the garrison alone, but the very event itself, that was(offensive to-remembrance and it has grown intoa / sort of a fashion among our annalists, to pass lightly ever this inauspicious transaction, somewhat in the; same spirit, that Rome, according to Lucan, waswilling to forget the disastrous, day of Pharsalia. Tempora s...

General

Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Alexander Graydon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-13857-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
Promotions
LSN: 1-151-13857-6
Barcode: 9781151138576

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners