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  • T. de Witt Talmage
  • Great Britain Through American Spectacles (Classic Reprint) 

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 5-10 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  Juli 2015  
    Genre:  Ratgeber 
    ISBN:  9781331617792 
    Verlag:  Forgotten Books 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 8 mm 
    Gewicht:  214 gr 
    Seiten:  152 
    Zus. Info:  Paperback 
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    Excerpt from Great Britain Through American Spectacles It is night, and rockets shot up from the stern of the ship invite the pilot-boat and the steamtug to come out to meet us. The sea has its "back up," and the pilot-boat makes a dash for our steamer, and misses it; another dash, and misses it again. Then we see the blue and red lights of the tug-boat coming out as much as to say - "I will show you how to catch a steamer!" aims at it, but crosses in front of our prow; aims at it again, but falls behind our stern. We stand on deck in the sopping rain to watch this aquatic game, until wearied we retire to our room for slumber. As we are falling to sleep, there is a sudden charge of stout men into our private apartment. What is the matter now? Have the old-time pirates resuscitated their business, and are we to be seized and made to walk the plank? By the dim light from the Hall I see the three men by mistake putting out their hands toward the berth in which sleeps the better half of us. As I look down from the upper berth I hear loud voices saying, "Welcome to England." By delegation London, Leeds, and Dublin have looked in upon us. I respond in my shirtsleeves, but I am so surprised at the sudden incursion that the response is not worthy of the occasion, and amounts only to a sudden ejaculation of "Where did you come from!" That scene was only a forerunner of the cordiality and generosity of these people of Great Britain toward strangers. Like Americans they have been much lied about. They are warmhearted and genial to the last degree. Their homes, their carriages, their hearts, are all wide open. We have not found what Americans call the "grouty Englishman." His digestion is better than that of the American, and hence he can afford to be better natured. If a man has to wrestle with a lamb chop three hours after swallowing it, his good humor is exhausted. The contest in his body leaves him no strength for the battle with the world. Foreign wars are not so destructive as internal. When things sour on a mans stomach they make him sour with all-the world. Some of us need not more a "new heart" according to the Gospel than a "new liver" according to physiology. This season of all others tests an Englishman's spirits. It is unprecedented for rainy weather, and in some of the churches prayers had been offered for a cessation of moisture. We have been in England thirty days, and it has rained some time every day, but this makes us appreciate the sun better when it does come out. The clouds, like a veil to a beautiful face, add to the attractiveness by only occasionally being withdrawn. When the sun in-summer shines from morning till night with intense glare we always feel that he is rather overdoing the business. There is nothing more exquisite than a cloud when it is richly edged and irradiated. A cloudless sky is a bare wall. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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