Around the World with General Grant: A Narrative of the Visit of General U.S. Grant, Ex-president of the United States, to Various Countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in 1877, 1878, 1879. To which are Added Certain Conversations with General Grant on Questions Connected with American Politics and History, Part 1
American News Company, 1879 - 1262 pages
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The want of an English valuation has prevented the peddlers from
comprehending several maxims of business advice , which no one is more
capable of giving than our friend . But a fixed price would take away all the charm
of trading to a ...
The proprietor was a smoothfaced Brahmin , in a blue , flowing robe , with a
bland , smiling face , who spoke English enough for us not to understand him . By
dint of pantomime , and now and then a noun asserting itself , and the aid of one
But the mere size of the Agra palace will give you no conception of its splendor .
Many changes have taken place since Akbar ' s time The mutiny led the English
to sweep away certain sections for strategic reasons . As a monument of Moslem
Jai Singh II . founded the city of Jeypore . The present Maharajah has always
been a warm friend of the English , and when the Prince of Wales came to see
him he expended $ 500 , 000 in entertaining his Royal Highness . We left Agra
His Highness does not speak English , although he understands it , and our talk
was through an interpreter . After the exchange of courtesies and a few moments '
conversation , the General drove off to the English residency , accompanied by ...
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Initially released in two volumes, this work has been combined and abridged by historian Fellman. Young, the European correspondent for the New York Herald, joined the Civil Warrior's entourage as he ... Read full review