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An Auto-Biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart: Late of the Admiralty; Including Reflections, Observations, and Reminiscences, at Home and Abroad, from Early Life to Advanced Age (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from An Auto-Biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart: Late of the Admiralty; Including Reflections, Observations, and Reminiscences, at Home and Abroad, From Early Life to Advanced Age It may naturally be supposed that he who can sit down, in his eighty-third year, to write a volume of 500 pages, must have been urged on by some powerful motive to undertake such a task at so advanced a period of life; when the faculties of mind and body may be expected, in a certain degree, to have become impaired. I had a double motive for setting about the task: - the first was to gratify what I knew to be the wish of my family; the second, to gratify myself, by taking a wide range in recalling the remembrances of long by-gone years; quite certain that by so doing I should be able to realize the motto of my book, and say haaec olim meminisse juvabit. But I may also allege a third motive of gratification: that of expressing publicly the many acts of kindness and consideration I have experienced from numerous friends, especially from those to whose patronage I am indebted for the good fortune that has attended me through life. 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.