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Geboren am 12.2.1828 in Portsmouth; gestorben am 18.5.1909 in Flint Cottage bei Dorking.Nach dem frühen Tod der Mutter wuchs er bis zum 14. Lebensjahr in seiner Geburtsstadt auf, besuchte dann für zwei Jahre ein Institut der Herrnhuter Brüdergemeinde in Neuwied (Deutschland). Nach einem Jurastudium war er einige Zeit als Anwalt tätig, wechselte aber bald zum Journalismus und veröffentlichte erste eigene Arbeiten. In Italien war er 1865/66 als Kriegsberichtserstatter tätig; nach der Rückkehr lebte er als Schriftsteller in Surrey.Quelle: Wikipedia
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Book Description Hardpress Publishing. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 74 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.1in.Excerpt: . . . Upon no creature did he look with such contempt as upon Dr. Shrapnel, whose loose disjunct audiences he was conscious he could, giving the doctor any start he liked, whirl away from him and have compact, enchained, at his first flourish; yea, though they were composed of the poor man, with a stomach for the political distillery fit to drain relishingly every private bogside or mountain-side tap in old Ireland in its best days-the illicit, you understand. Further, to quote Mr. Timothys points of view, the Radical orator has but two notes, and one is the drawling pathetic, and the other is the ultra-furious; and the effect of the former we liken to the English working mans wifes hob-set queasy brew of well-meant villany, that she calls by the innocent name of tea; and the latter is to be blown, asks to be blown, and never should be blown without at least seeming to be blown, with an accompaniment of a house on fire. Sir, we must adapt ourselves to our times. Perhaps a spark or two does lurk about our house, but we have vigilant watchmen in plenty, and the house has been pretty fairly insured. Shrieking in it is an annoyance to the inmates, nonsensical; weeping is a sickly business. The times are against Radicalism to the full as much as great oratory is opposed to extremes. These drag the orator too near to the matter. So it is that one Radical speech is amazingly like another-they all have the earth-spots. They smell, too; they smell of brimstone. Soaring is impossible among that faction; but this they can do, they can furnish the Tory his opportunity to soar. When hear you a thrilling Tory speech that carries the country with it, save when the incendiary Radical has shrieked If there was envy in the soul of Timothy, it was addressed to the fine occasions offered to the Tory speaker for vindicating our ancient principles and our sacred homes. He admired the tone to be assumed for that purpose: it was a good note. Then could the Tory, . . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781407626277