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History of the Life and Times of Edmund Burke Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R508
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History of the Life and Times of Edmund Burke Volume 1 (Paperback): Thomas Macknight
History of the Life and Times of Edmund Burke Volume 1 (Paperback): Thomas Macknight

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History of the Life and Times of Edmund Burke Volume 1 (Paperback)

Thomas Macknight

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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. 1858 Excerpt: ...faith. As soon as he knew Burke was in Dublin, he wrote a letter inviting him to Ballitore, and also wishing to arrange a meeting at their friend Dennis's, f But Richard had become a little fretful with anxiety Letter, October 14, 1765. New Monthly Magazine, vol. xiv.p. 185. t Works and Correspondence, vol. i. p. 56. lest his friend, since he had become a great man, might not think the pleasure of seeing him again a sufficient recompense for the journey, and had therefore thought fit to mention that he would have the opportunity of seeing some bishops and horse-races in the neighbourhood. "As to bishops," Burke answers, "you know they may be had for two a penny in a Parliament winter in Dublin. Horse-races I neither understand nor like." He told Shackleton not to be civil and peevish at once, but to attribute his contemplated visit to the sincere affection which he entertained for all at Ballitore. Mrs. Burke would wear a white cap in compliment to Mrs. Shackleton, who would thus have the opportunity of indemnifying herself for the plainness of her dress by criticizing that of another lady. "So much for you, Mrs. Shackleton; I owe it to you," Burke playfully adds. The visit was soon paid, and with Burke's cordial greeting all Shackleton's transient ill-humour vanished. The first weeks in October were spent at Loughrea. During the previous year Burke's only sister, Juliana, had married a Mr. French of that place, and the match was considered at the time a very advantageous one, though this gentleman afterwards met with severe pecuniary losses. As Mrs. French was now expecting her confinement, her mother had left Dublin for the occasion, and was attending upon her at Loughrea. When Burke with his wife and brother also arrived, th...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Thomas Macknight
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 156
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-30732-2
Barcode: 9781152307322
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Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Literary
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LSN: 1-152-30732-0

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