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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In closing my narrative of that journey I recall many events which will live with the
history of our time , many days of pageantry and splendor , many scenes of
beauty , antiquity , and renown . I am conscious that my printed chronicle will
The Agra hotel seemed to have been built for the millennium , when all shall be
good and crime unknown . There were no gates or windows , no doors — all was
open . The rooms all ran into one another , and the boarders seemed to live on a
What it must have been in the time of the emperor we may imagine from what we
see at Jeypore , where the Maharajah still reigns and lives in Oriental splendor .
No modern palace can give you an idea of what these royal residences must ...
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 ...
... or more properly the head , of the elephant , and guides him with a stick or
sharp iron prong , with which he strikes the animal on the top of the head .
Between the elephant and mahout there are relations of affection . The mahout
lives with ...
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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