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A Discourse On The Life

Auhtor: William Cullen Bryant

Language: english
Published: 1870

Genres:

biography
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Review by Michael Gallagher, July 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Discourse On The Life':

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Excerpts from the Book 'A Discourse On The Life':


... all its original beauty, so that it was but a step from Wall street to the country. His father, Daniel Crommelin Verplanck, was a respectable citizen ...
... accomplished, and versed not only in several modern languages, but in Greek and Latin, speaking fluently the Latin, of which the Colloquies of her ...
... boy in his early studies. I have diligently inquired what school he attended and who were his teachers, but can hear of no other. His father had ...
... was delivered when he was eighteen years of age. It was printed, but no copy of it is now to be found. In due season he was admitted to the bar, ...
... from a Traveller. The writer saterizes not only Verplanck, but James K. Paulding and Washington Irving, of whose History of New York he speaks disparagingly. ...
... the Boston people heretics. She writes to him in Stratford, imagining him in Bishop Berkeley's arm-chair, surrounded by family pictures and huge folios. ...
... this Society the noble Anniversary Discourse in which he commemorates the virtues and labors of some of those illustrious men who, to use his words, ...
... that the buyer takes the risk of a bad bargain-is not only a selfish but a knavish and immoral rule of conduct, and should not be recognized by ...
... before Congress, Mr. Littell, a gentleman of the free-trade school, and now editor of the Living Age, drew up a scheme of revenue reform more thorough ...
... in their works, and more than doubled the term of legal protection to them, besides simplifying the law in various respects. It was passed in ...
... Among these is one delivered in August of that year, at Columbia College, in which he holds up to imitation the illustrious examples of great men ...
... of the highest magnitude and importance. Nothing in his life was more remarkable than the new character in which he now appeared. The practiced statesman, ...
... of broken sets. Under the care of the Regents-Mr. Verplanck principally, who gave it his particular attention-it has grown into a well selected, well ...
... East River and the Sound meet and rush swiftly to and fro through their narrow channels, will have some idea of what the Board has done as he sees ...
... write his letters, another at which railway tickets are procured without danger of extortion, another at which fair arrangements are made with boarding ...
... of books, and passing much time in its alcoves and its reading rooms. He was one of the wardens of Trinity Church, that mistress of mighty revenues. ...
... of his descendants, he sought to repay the cares bestowed upon his early youth by his grandfather of Stratford, of whom he said in his discourse ...
... dinner at Delmonico's, then in William Street, to a essional brother from another city, who was in town only for the day. Mr. Verplanck, Judge William ...
... smiling as he took it from the shelf, and aired the leaves a little. His kindness to his fellow men was shown more in deeds than in words-for ...
... fellow men happier and better yet I never knew a man who made less parade of his philanthropy. He rarely, and never, save when the occasion required ...