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Richard Lovell Edgeworth

A Selection From His Memoir

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,158 / 113 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 427
Added to site: 2005.10.28
mnybks.net#: 11781
Genre: Biography

Edited by Beatrix L. Tollemache

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rly age. It was there that Richard saw Beau Nash,' the popular monarch of Bath,' and also 'the remains of the celebrated Lord Chesterfield. I looked in vain for that fire, which we expect to see in the eye of a man of wit and genius. He was obviously unhappy, and a melancholy spectacle.' Of the young ladies he says: 'I soon perceived that those who made the best figure in the ballroom were not always qualified to please in conversation; I saw that beauty and grace were sometimes accompanied by a frivolous character, by disgusting envy, or despicable vanity. All this I had read of in poetry and prose, but there is a wide difference, especially among young people, between what is read and related, and what is actually seen. Books and advice make much more impression in proportion as we grow older. We find by degrees that those who lived before us have recorded as the result of their experience the very things that we observe to be true.'

It was while still at college that he married Miss Elers without waitin

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