A Series of Letters from London: Written During the Years 1856, '57, '58, '59, and '60, Volumes 1-2

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1869 - Ambassadors - 489 pages
 

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Page 215 - In these graphic volumes Mr. Dixon sketches American men and women, sharply, vigorously and truthfully, under every aspect. The smart Yankee, the grave politician, the senate and the stage, the pulpit and the prairie, loafers and philanthropists, crowded streets, and the howling wilderness, the saloon and boudoir, with woman everywhere at full length— all pass on before us in some of the most vivid and brilliant pages ever written."— Dublin University Magazine.
Page 28 - The President cordially reciprocates the congratulations of Her Majesty the Queen on the success of the great international enterprise accomplished by the science, skill and indomitable energy of the two countries. It is a triumph more glorious because far more useful to mankind than was ever won by conqueror on the field of battle.
Page 27 - The Queen desires to congratulate the President upon the successful completion of this great international work, in which the Queen has taken the greatest interest...
Page 105 - States, nor recommend any person , at home or abroad, for any employment of trust or profit under the government of the country in which he is located ; nor ask or accept, for himself or any other person, any present, emolument, pecuniary favor, office, or title of any kind, from any such government.
Page 28 - The Queen is convinced that the President will join with her in fervently hoping that the electric cable which now connects Great Britain with the United States will prove an additional link between the nations whose friendship is founded upon their common interest and reciprocal esteem. The Queen has much pleasure in thus communicating with the President and renewing to him her wishes for the prosperity of the United States.
Page 194 - England the sovereign power, quoad hoc, is vested in the person of the king. Whatever contracts, therefore, he engages in, no other power in the kingdom can legally delay, resist, or annul.
Page 28 - It is a triumph more glorious, because far more useful to mankind, than was ever won by a conqueror on the field of battle. May the Atlantic Telegraph, under the blessing of heaven, prove to be a bond of perpetual peace and friendship between the kindred nations, and an instrument destined by Divine Providence to diffuse religion, civilization, liberty, and law throughout the world.
Page 145 - This little vessel lies near the Battery, and is visited by hundreds of curious persons, anxious to realize the possible truth of the nursery story about the " three men of Gotham" who
Page 199 - Uussia. 1 1 produces a harmony of action and inculcation that, in a long run, tells conclusively. Mr. Webster's difficulty was in the great labor which it must throw upon somebody in the Department already overtaxed. How that may be, I can't pretend to say, but if there be any use at all in having missions dotted over Europe, they might as well be made to co-operate in the general policy of the Government as run the risk of impeding it by a want of information from the fountain-head.
Page 214 - A. McCALL, late Commander of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. One vol. crown 8vo. Toned paper. Fine cloth. $2.50. "His letters in the volume before us include a period of over thirty years of active service in Florida, the West, the Mexican War, and New Mexico. They are admirably written — easy, familiar, graphic, anecdotal, descriptive, and full of information.

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