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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... to have been the companion of yourself and your illustrious husband , I regard
as a supreme privilege . Now that my work is done , and our journey around the
world becomes a memory , I dwell on nothing with more pleasure than that grace
... time become a spectator yourself , and enter into the amusement of the
transaction and watch it as a curious phase of Indian manners . As a matter of
observation the merchant seems to really ask about thirty per cent . more than he
will take ...
There is something Egyptian in this idea of a house of feasting becoming a tomb ;
of a great prince , as he walks amid crowds of retainers and friends , knowing that
the walls that resound with laughter will look down on his dust . This will ...
... the trees are alive with monkeys . The monkey is a sacred animal , and no
Hindoo would take its life . Monkeys skip over walls and sit on the trees and
watch us as we pass . I do FEYPORE . 23 not know what would become of India
22 INDIA .
23 not know what would become of India with the monkey as a sacred protected
animal but for the leopard . In a short time he would swarm over the land . But the
leopard and other wild beasts keep him down . Wild peacocks swarm and ...
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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