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Elinor Wyllys, vol 2

or, The Young Folk of Longbridge

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Author: Susan Fenimore Cooper (Amabel Penfeather)
Published: 1846
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,829 / 324 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 821
mnybks.net#: 1896
Origin: gutenberg.org
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g to human nature in the calamities of our friends; an axiom which seems true, at least, of all acquaintances made on paper.

"{Minister" = a diplomatic rank below that of Ambassador--a Minister heads a Legation, an Ambassador an Embassy; prior to the Civil War, the United States was not considered an important enough country to send or receive Ambassadors. "Secretary of Legation" = a diplomat serving under a Minister. "A philosopher" = Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucauld (1618-1680), French author famous for his maxims or epigraphs: "Dans l'adversite de nos meilleurs amis, nous trouvons quelque chose qui ne nous deplait pas" = In the misfortune of our best friends, we find something which is not displeasing to us. Maxim No. 99, later suppressed. By the 1840s, a well known expression}

We hear daily that life is short; and, surely, Time flies with fearful rapidity if we measure his course by years: three-score-and-ten, the allotted span of man, are soon numbered. But events, thoughts, feelings, hope

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