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Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton, B. A. Of Trinity College, Cambridge

Extracted From His Letters And Diaries, With Reminiscences Of His Conversation By His Friend Christopher Carr Of The Same College

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,101 / 156 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 539
Added to site: 2005.08.05 11253
Genre: Biography

This text was first published anonymously in 1886

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unattractive, though rather heavy; his hair was dark and curly--he let it grow somewhat long from indolence--and he had a drooping moustache. He was one of the men who, without the slightest idea of doing so, always managed to create rather an impression. As he lounged along the street with his hands in his pockets, generally alone, people used to turn and look at him. If he had taken a line of any kind he would have been known everywhere--but he did nothing.

The occasion on which I met him first was in the rooms of a common friend; there was a small gathering of men. He was sitting in a low chair, smoking intently. It was the one occupation he loved; he hardly said anything, though the conversation was very animated; silence was his latest phase; but as it was his first term, and he was not very well acquainted with the party, it appeared natural; not that being surrounded by dukes and bishops would have made the slightest difference to him if he had been disposed to talk, but he was not talkative, and he



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