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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If you walk across the way to breakfast , you are the center of a chattering group
who force their wares upon you , and if you give them any encouragement , by
which I mean if you do not inflict upon them personal violence , which none of us
Then the merchant , with captivating tact , offered to sell Mr . Borie all the goods
he wanted on credit , and if our friend was in need of money he would give him
ten or twenty thousand rupees until he reached Calcutta or New York . To these ...
No modern palace can give you an idea of what these royal residences must
have been in their day . Royal life now is not what it was under the great kings . A
Mogul kept about him thousands of retainers . A palace was a fort , a barracks , a
A description of the palace , to give you any idea of its vastness and splendor ,
would be impossible in the space of any publication not devoted to architecture .
The palace is built of red sandstone , a stone that seems to have been the ...
While the builder lives he uses the building as a house of recreation , receives
his friends , gives entertainments . When he dies he is buried within the walls ,
and from that hour the building is abandoned . It is ever afterward a tomb , given ...
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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