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Eccentric and humorous letters of eminent men and women

Eccentric and humorous letters of eminent men and women

remarkable for wit and brilliancy of imagination in their correcpondence

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Published by Printed for Burton and Smith in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Letters -- Humor.,
  • English wit and humor.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementslected by Joseph Taylor.
    GenreHumor.
    ContributionsTaylor, Joseph, 1761 or 2-1844.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination155 p. ;
    Number of Pages155
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23085936M


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Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions () is John Mitchell’s humane and diverting collection of oddballs. What makes Mitchell’s work so enjoyable is that he lets the reader come to his own conclusions, rather than editorializing or adopting a cheap superiority.

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"Key to assumed names": p. [v]-vii "Necrology": p. [] The 13th and later editions published under title: Men and women of the time. Sure, some eccentrics are more flamboyant than others but I think the Bettys of the world qualify.

So does a toddler obsessed with vacuums who grew into a little boy driven to fix broken appliances and equipment he rescued from the trash.

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Grave, severe, self-restrained, and, except to those who knew him intimately, somewhat repellent. The letters from eminent personages, the anecdotes in which these recollections are particularly rich, must therefore remain unpublished. And no doubt Lady Anne was perfectly right in her desire that the secrets of her intimates should be respected after her death.

Wrote Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women; ran a school. Angelina Grimke Ran school; Went before the Massachusetts legislature and presented a lot of anti-slavery petitions; first woman to address a legislative body- February Soon Burton was a guest at Ashbee’s select Tuesday evening gatherings at his house in Bedford Square, had been introduced to Baron de Cosson of the Kernoozers Club, and began to exchange letters [12] and ‘uncommon books’ with Ashbee.

On Burton’s return to England inthey took a train and boat together to spent a July evening in. Sarah also sought to demolish the concept of “separate spheres” of influence for men and women. She insisted that women had the same rights and duties as men and should be able to participate fully in education, religion, work and politics—including the abolition movement.

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