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Título: The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist,...
Editorial: Ulan Press
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción RareBooksClub. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 142 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.3in.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. 1862 Excerpt: . . . Her judgment failed, her opinion was unsought, her music was untuned, and her only visitors were friends who came to minister to her wants. She lost not, however, the use of her tongue, and having lived to an advanced age, Phoebe and her peculiarities passed away together. John Allen. In addition to the foregoing notice of one of the most remarkable characters of the modern days of Derbyshire, I cannot resist the temptation of giving the following little notices and anecdotes of Phoebe, which among many others I have collected together. My father knew her well, and was always a welcome visitor whenever he called upon her, and I have heard him relate many characteristic anecdotes connected with Phoebes occupations and opinions. He had perhaps as good an opportunity as any one of noticing and forming an opinion of her character, and a deeper or more shrewd observer of nature than himself never existed; and it is pleasing to be able to say, that the opinion he formed was a very high one, and that I have heard him say that he never observed anything in her conversation or manners that was at variance with a right and proper principle. She was rough, rude, uncouth, eccentric, and masculine, but she knew what was right, and in her rough way abided by it. She was occasionally spoken rudely to and insulted in her loneliness by those who ought to have known better, but her assailants, whether singly or in numbers, always were worsted, either by tongue or by sheer force; and many a strong rough country fellow has received a sound drubbing at her hands in return for some insult offered her. A friend who remembers her well says in a letter to me-- I remember Phoebe, but it is thirty-two or thirty-three years ago. She was a strong-looking, and I should say, when . . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9781130746150