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The Canadian Reader; Designed for the Use of Schools and Families (Paperback) Loot Price: R391
Discovery Miles 3 910
The Canadian Reader; Designed for the Use of Schools and Families (Paperback): M. Randall

The Canadian Reader; Designed for the Use of Schools and Families (Paperback)

M. Randall

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Loot Price R391 Discovery Miles 3 910

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... Napoleon by Maria Louisa, under whose care it was fitted up with every luxury and convenience that could be imagined; and contained, besides the usual requisites for a dressing-box, most of which were solid gold, a magnificent breakfast service, with platen, candlesticks, knives, forks, spoons--a spirit.lamp, for making breakfast in the carriage--gold cast for Napoleons--gold wash-hand basin; a variety of essence bottles, perfumes--and an almost infinite variety of articles, down to pins, needles, thread, nd silk. Each of these were fitted into recesses, most ingeniously contrived, and made in the solid wood in which hey were packed together, and many within each other, 'a such a narrow space, that, on seeing them arranged it appeared impossible for them ever to he put in so small a 'ompass: --at the bottom of this toilet box, in divided reesses, were found two thousand gold Napoleons; on the op, writing materials, looking glass, combs, &c.-?.a Jt. usur case which had two bottles, one with Malaga wine, he other rum, a silver Sandwich box, containing a plate, knives, spoons, paper and salt boxes, mustard pot, decaner, glasses, &c.--a wardrobe, writing desk, maps, teleicopes, arms, &c.--a large silver chronometer, by which iie watches of the army were regulated, two merino mattrasses, a green velvet travelling cap--also a diamond aead-dress (tiara, ) hat, sword, uniform, an imperial mantie, &c. fee. A SINGULAR STORY. While I was in the country, says Madame de Montier, t in one of her letters, I chanced to fall in company with a good friar, eighty years of age, who related to me the following story. About forty years ago he was sent for to a highwayman, to prepare him for death. They shut him up in a small chapel with the malefactor, and while he was making eve

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: M. Randall
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16370-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16370-4
Barcode: 9781150163708

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