Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

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Language: English
Wordcount: 50,345 / 151 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.1
LoC Category: CT
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Genre: Biography
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t war with France.

Related by himself.


"O friends regretted, scenes for ever dear! Remembrance hails you with her warmest tear! Drooping she bends o'er pensive fancy's urn, To trace the hours which never can return."

London:

Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill.

M.DCCC.LXII.


A FEW WORDS TO THE READER

It has been my lot to have lived through the greater part of one of the most eventful centuries of England's history, and I have been thrown amongst most of the remarkable men of my day; whether soldiers, statesman, men of letters, theatrical people, or those whose birth and fortune - rather, perhaps, than their virtues or talents - have caused them to be conspicuous in society at home or abroad. Nature having endowed me with a strong memory, I can recall with all their original vividness scenes that took place fifty years ago, and distinctly recollect the face, walk, and voice, as well as the dress and general manner, of everyone whom I have known. I have frequently repeated to my friend

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