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Sir Robert Hart

The Romance of a Great Career, 2nd Edition

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Author: Juliet Bredon
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,501 / 122 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 222
Added to site: 2004.07.03 8571
Genre: Biography

to bad in the night.

Unfortunately these successes left him little time for the sports which should be a boy's most profitable form of idling. He ran no races after he left Taunton, where he was known for the fleetest pair of heels in the school; he played no games, neither cricket nor football, not even bowls or rounders--but these amusements he probably missed the less as they were not popular at Belfast, the College being new and without muscular traditions, and the students chiefly young men of narrow means and broad ambitions.

On the rare occasions when he had time for recreation, he either made a few friends in the world of books--Emerson's "Essays" influenced him most--or tried his own hand at literature. Once he even went so far as to write a poem and send it to a Belfast newspaper, signing it "C'est Moi." It was printed, and, being short of money at the time, he wrote his father that his first published writing had appeared, and received from his proud parent 10 by way of encouragement.




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