A Sketch of the Life of the late Henry Cooper

Barrister-at-Law, of the Norfolk Circuit; as also, of his Father

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Author: William Cooper
Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,417 / 120 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 258
Added to site: 2007.12.12
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Genre: Biography
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red at home, a Westminster scholar, a man of extensive reading, and of great intelligence [as I have been informed, for I was much too young fully to appreciate him], till after many years, on Henry's quitting Bermudas, he became the secretary to Sir James Cockburn, in which employment he continued some years, and only returned when Sir James ceased to be the governor. He then became a kind of superior clerk in the Marine office then held in Spring Gardens, and subsequently died at the age of about forty-five or forty-eight of consumption, a complaint of the mother's family. Alfred went into the army as an ensign, was at the battle of Waterloo, was wounded there, was ordered and went subsequently to India with his regiment, the 14th Foot, where, years after, just as he had obtained a sick leave to return home, he was shot at Dinapoor, whilst reposing on his sofa, thinking probably, or dreaming of home and its affections, by a drunken Sepoy, mistaking him (in his mad excitement) for his servant, who had just p

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