The Men of the Time: Or, Sketches of Living Notables ...

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Redfield, 1852 - Biography - 564 pages
Based on the London work of the same name with corrections or amendments.

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Page 16 - History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815.
Page 256 - ... and chips of chestnut joists, and vexing the whole antiquity of the place with their discordant renovations. Soon, moreover, they divested our abode of the veil of woodbine which had crept over a large portion of its southern face. All the aged mosses were cleared unsparingly away; and there were horrible whispers about brushing up the external walls with a coat of paint — a purpose as little to my taste as might be that of rouging the venerable cheeks of one's grandmother. But the hand that...
Page 218 - August, 1844, he was planning a third expedition, while writing the history of the second, and before its publication, in 1845, was again on his way to the Pacific, collecting his mountain comrades, to examine in detail the Asiatic slope of the continent, which resulted in giving a new volume of science to the world, and California to the United States.
Page 116 - Our residence is not in the town itself, but fifteen miles to the north-west of it, among the granite hills and the black morasses which stretch westward through Galloway, almost to the Irish Sea. In this wilderness of heath and rock...
Page 230 - Served afterwards in the West Indies, including the attack on Porto Rico, the brigand war in St. Lucia, and capture of Surinam. Proceeded to the Peninsula in 1809, and commanded the 87th at the battles of Talavera, Barrosa, Vittoria, and Nivelle, for which engagements he has received a Gold Cross. He also commanded the Regiment at the defence of Cadiz and of Tarifa (slightly wounded in the head).
Page 256 - Journal of an African Cruiser," and in 1846 "Mosses from an Old Manse," a second collection of magazine papers. In the introduction to the last work, he has given some delightful glimpses of his personal history. He had been several years in the customhouse at Boston, while Mr.
Page 61 - Raffles' views in Java over the whole archipelago. Fortune and life I give freely ; and if I fail in the attempt, I shall not have lived wholly in vain.
Page 459 - MD from the college of physicians and surgeons in the city of New York, in 1816.
Page 413 - In 1828, he proposed a measure for the repeal of the test acts, which was carried in the commons, but only passed the lords after most illiberal mutilations. In February, 1830, he moved for leave to bring in a bill to enable the towns of, Manchester, Birmingham, and Leeds, to return members to parliament; but his motion was lost by a majority of 48 — ayes, 140; noes, 188.
Page 348 - Register. On this paper Montgomery worked con amore; and when his master had to fly from England to avoid imprisonment for printing articles too liberal for the then despotic government of England, the young poet became the editor and publisher of the paper, the name of which he changed to the Sheffield Iris.

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