Excerpt from Many Memories of Many People The destruction of my old home in Hyde Park Gate induced me to write down some recollections of the society once gathered within its walls. A'small part of these memoranda appeared in the New Review in the spring of 1893. I was asked by many of those whose attention they attracted to expand them into a book, and the following pages are the result. The many distinguished people whom I had the happiness of kwing naturally group themselves round the central figure of my father, and in most cases, as they were his contemporaries, disappeared with him. Others, however, whom he knew in his later years, were spared to us for some time longer, as will be seen towards the end of this book. 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.