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Before and after Waterloo

Letters from Edward Stanley, sometime Bishop of Norwich (1802;1814;1814)

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Author: Edward Stanley
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,124 / 242 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,508
Added to site: 2009.11.30 25911

delight in helping his seven nieces with their Italian and Spanish studies, in fostering their love of poetry and natural history, and in developing the minds of his own young children. He wrote plays for them to act and birthday odes for them to recite.


Skit on the recent discovery of the motive power of steam.--E. Stanley.

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Legends of the countryside, domestic tragedies and comedies were turned into verse, whether it were the Cheshire legend of the Iron Gates or the fall of Sir John Stanley and his spectacles into the Alderley mere, the discovery of a butterfly or the loss of "a superfine piece of Bala flannel."

His caricatures illustrated his droll ideas, as in his sketches of the six "Ologies from Entomology to Apology." His witty and graceful "Bustle's Banquet" or the "Dinner of the Dogs" made a trio with the popular poems then recently published of the "Butterfly's Ball" and "The Peacock at Home."




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