Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,866 / 290 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 317
Added to site: 2011.12.01
mnybks.net#: 31053
Genre: Biography

This is the second and last volume of this biography, largely a composition of letters written by and to Charles James Lever. The compilation of the letters has been made by Edmund Downey.

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le with attention. Is Laurence Oliphant, par hazard, the author? He is a charming fellow, and I like him greatly, but I'd not think him a safe guide politically.

"I like Grant much, and have been at him to write some camp-life sketches on Africa. The Yankees here want him to go over to America and lecture, but he is far too modest to stand scrutiny from opera-glasses."


To Dr Burbidge.

"Casa Capponi, Florence, March 4,1864.

"I had hoped to have got a line from you either last night or the night before about your flunkey; so I am unable to wait longer, and must take one of the creatures that offers here. Indeed, making the one who remains do all the work has installed him into a position of such insolent tyranny, it will take a month at least to reduce him to his proper proportions.

"Some disaster has befallen my No. of 'Luttrell' for April, No. 5, and I can hear nothing of it. The proof and added part were sent from this, by me, four weeks ago,

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