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John Inglesant Volume I

John Inglesant Volume I

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By: Joseph Henry Shorthouse

Excerpt from Chapter 1: Mr. Choate 's ancestors were genuine New England�ers and, for generations, residents of Salem, Massa�chusetts. His maternal grandfather, Gamaliel Hodges, was a fine, sturdy figure at seventy, full of life and health, and good for many years to follow. He was a giant in stature, is said to have been the tallest man in Salem, and at his best, or worst, weighed no less than 350 pounds. His brothers, Benjamin and George, were of like stature. It is related of them that when the master of a foreign ship approaching the dock beheld them he exclaimed, '' Is this a land of giants? '' He possessed a calm and equable temperament denoting an absence of nerves, and passed his life of eighty-five years without ill�ness until that from which he di Editor Twenty-five years before the mast and on the quarter-deck, full of fresh air and salt water, gave the Choates their good constitution, enabling Mr. Choate to maintain his very strenuous life at the Bar, at the same time rendering conspicuous public service.

  • ISBN-13: 9781598388510
  • 356 pages
  • Paperback : 5 x 8 inches

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