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- DescriptionExcerpt from Life, Stories, and Poems of John Brougham: Comprising; I. His Autobiography A Fragment; II. A Supplementary Memoir; III. Sketch of His Miscellaneous Writings I come w to what is indeed a labor of love, as I endeavor to describe one more figure in the family group, - the relative who, of all the others save one, clings closest to my memory for, supplying a father's place, he was the trainer, guide, and companion of my juvenile days, and, when heavy misfortune fell upon us, my mother's main stay, counsellor, and steadfast friend, - my quick-tempered but warm - hearted Uncle William. Although possibly somewhat stand-ofiish and independent among his equals, superiors he had ne, he was always considerately kind to all who were t as well positioned as himself and yet, when a fault was committed by any of the do mestics, he would stun the ears of the offender with a tornado of strange oriental epithets, appalling eugh to new-comers, but the older ones knew from experience that those storms of simulated anger were as harmless as stage thunder. The fact of his having passed the greater part of his early life at Calcutta, in the civil department of the East India Company's service, where he learned the British method of conciliating the natives, together with the irriw tating effect of a torrid climate upon his liver, fully account for those temporary gu'rgitations of bile. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Author(s)William Winter
- PublisherForgotten Books
- Date of Publication26/11/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintForgotten Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight644 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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