Monthly Archives: December 2016

The School Frigate, The Akbar

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UP the Mersey, in the Sloyne, far above the Liverpool docks, there is moored off the Rock Ferry, a bluff” old frigate bereft of guns, but with all its rigging standing. It forms a strong contrast to the trim and … Continue reading

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A DAY WITH WASHINGTON IRVING.

(FROM A LETTER TO A FRIEND, WRITTEN SHORTLY BEFORE THE LAST MAIL FROM AMERICA BROUGHT TO ENGLAND THE NEWS of WASHINGTON IRVING’S DEATH.) WASHINGTON Irving had been the lion of the metropolis for more than a week, and it had … Continue reading

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Where is the Other? – A Reverie.

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“JANE, JANE! George is coming down to spend three weeks here—it will be so jolly! And he’s going to bring his brother too. You must make us some sailors out of dolls for our yacht; mother will give us the … Continue reading

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The Ghost’s Night-Cap

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Just thirty years ago—that is to say in the month of November, l829 —an English family, named Daubville, was in occupation of an old Italian villa on the Leghorn Hills. It is to be regretted that the Daubvilles wrote “Honourable” … Continue reading

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