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Ben Brace, the Last of Nelson's Agamemnons (Paperback) Loot Price: R443
Discovery Miles 4 430
Ben Brace, the Last of Nelson's Agamemnons (Paperback): Frederick Chamier

Ben Brace, the Last of Nelson's Agamemnons (Paperback)

Frederick Chamier

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... "Nonsense, dear uncle you could not have fancied any-such thing, unless you believed me to be an ungrateful creature.--No sooner, however, had we paid our visit, than my husband, using his man-of-war-like commands, gave me sailing orders for Italy; and as soon as we could contrive to get ready, we started for Florence. Here he found his father ill--very ill; but being one of those men who have lived steadily in their youth, he survived a life of mental exertion only to fall into second childhood. His memory was fast going, and he seemed never very anxious to exert it. Year after year passed away--he lived, although he might be supposed dead, for he took little notice of any thing: he could not think, he could not reason, he could not remember: he was fed as a child, controlled as a child." ' Say no more of that, Jane," said his lordship, "it is too painfully impressed upon my mind. Of all scenes, the most dreadful to have brought familiarly before our eyes is that of seeing the man die at top first--to see the still robust stem unable to put forth any leaves--to see the man who was once all energy, all sense, become a weak and drivelling idiot. He lingered in this dreadful state for upwards of fifteen years, kept alive by her anxious care." When his lordship said this, and I saw a tear standing in his eye, I could n't help taking Jane's hand; and as I kissed it, I gave her an old man's blessing. "It is useless, I believe, uncle," she continued, after giving me a look of acknowledgment, "ever to dwell upon painful scenes: it is of no use looking back--we should look forward. On the death ot his father, my husband at the beginning of this year returned with me to England. Some family business took us immediately into Yorkshire; but no sooner had we made ou...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Frederick Chamier
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 140
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-54298-5
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-54298-5
Barcode: 9781150542985

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