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A Backward Glance At Eighty

Auhtor: Charles Murdock

Language: english

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Review by A. Dent, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Backward Glance At Eighty':

... Twenty years difference in years seemed no barrier. He was fond of companionship in his travels, and I often accompanied him as he was called up ...
... never missed one since. Fifty-seven consecutive celebrations incidentally testify to unbroken health. In looking back on what I have gained from ...
... he served on the board of trustees of the church and for seven years was moderator of the board. Under the will of Captain Hinckley he was made ...
... but at home he was known chiefly as a genial, self-effacing lawyer, not ambitious for a large practice and oblivious of position, but happy in his ...
... Canada for good measure. Even without this attractive neighbor my territory was larger than France (or Germany) and Belgium, England, Wales, and Ireland ...
... to be charmed-but I shall not make believe I am charmed. Dear man! he never would make believe. Transparent, sincere soul, how he puts to shame ...
... of material for the volume. A Backward Glance at Eighty is now issued with the knowledge that its appearance is eagerly awaited by all Mr. ...
... My father replied that he had not supposed that he would be remembered. Of course I remember meeting you at the Pemberton House in Boston. ...
... reach the canoe, which had no intention of leaving him. He got in, wet and very angry, nursing his wrath till shore was reached then he treated his ...
... at anchor off Humboldt Point. They quietly drew back into the woods, and skirting the east side of the bay came out at the Bucksport site. Four men ...
... lawyer of his acquaintance, Bret Harte, he have the Napoleonic nose, the nose of genius also, like many of you professional men, his debts trouble ...
... paper and was a little proud when he showed it to the family in print. When they heartlessly pointed out its flaws he was less hilarious. ...
... The hour before the dawn is breaking. No sight? no sound? No nothing save The plover from the marshes calling, And in yon ...
... dear old Sierras, with their honesty, sincerity, and magnificent uncouthness, for a hundred thousand kilometers of the picturesque Vaud. Of ...
... no business, and we pass on to Montgomery, crossing over to the center of the stock exchange activities. Groups of men and women are watching the ...
... ward I once counted ballots for thirty-six consecutive hours, and as I remember conditions I was the only officer who finished sober. During ...
... For many years we greatly enjoyed the exhibits and promenade concerts of the Mechanics' Institute Fairs. The large pavilion also served a useful ...
... little I could from my office, and saw the resistless approaching fire shortly consume it. Lack of provisions and scarcity of water drove me the ...
... the Smith River Indian Reservation. They were not happy and felt they might safely return, now that the Indian war was over. The white men who were ...
... to the unselfishness and faithfulness of a remarkable body of public officials and to a few of the things accomplished. To correct gross evils ...