Thomas Nelson Page: A Memoir of a Virginia Gentleman

Thomas Nelson Page: A Memoir of a Virginia Gentleman

Thomas Nelson Page: A Memoir of a Virginia Gentleman

Thomas Nelson Page: A Memoir of a Virginia Gentleman

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This memoir is of one who lived a noble life and possessed a charming personality. He filled with distinction a part on a wide stage, having known the extremes of adversity and prosperity, and met both with equanimity and serenity. He stood before Presidents and Kings without being confounded or elated, and helped those in need without patronizing them.

Gibbon, in his charming memoirs, declares that "the romance of 'Tom Jones,' that exquisite picture of human manners, will outlive the palace of the Escurial and the imperial eagle of the house of Austria." Those who have read the romance of "Marse Chan," that exquisite picture of human manners, may like to know something of the author, who so accurately described the life of the people among whom he lived at the most interesting . . .

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