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The Romance of a Pro-Consul

Being The Personal Life And Memoirs Of The Right Hon. Sir George Grey, K.C.B.

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Author: James Milne
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,529 / 158 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 228
Added to site: 2005.10.24
mnybks.net#: 11715
Genre: Biography
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the dreamer of dreams. 'So I was often called,' he would mention, 'and the answer is to hand. Many of the dreams which I dreamt have been realised; that knowledge has been permitted me. Whether it is any comfort I'm not sure, because, after all, my dreams are not nearly exhausted.

'Dreaming dreams! I trust that Englishmen will never cease to do that, for otherwise we should be falling away from ourselves. To dream is to have faith, and faith is strength, whether in the individual or in the nation. Sentiment! Yes, only sentiment must remain, probably, the greatest of human forces governing the world.'

The store, reflected in Sir George's eyes, was what gave him his control over men. In those depths, blue as a summer sky, were many lights, which caught Robert Louis Stevenson and were comprehended of him. The return observation was, 'I never met anybody with such a bright, at moments almost weird, genius-gifted eye, as that of Stevenson.' Sir George could fire imagination in the most ordinary mortal, carr

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