Doctor Grattan: A Novel

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D. Appleton, 1885 - American fiction - 417 pages
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Page 66 - After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV., in 1685, the most cruel and protracted persecutions commenced against the Protestants of France.
Page 329 - I shall thus best do my duty in that sphere of life to which it has pleased God to call me.
Page 218 - Subscribed by the testator in the presence of each of us, and at the same time declared by him to us to be his last will and testament, and thereupon we, at the request of the testator, sign our names hereto as witnesses, this sixteenth day of September, 18S4, at New York city.
Page 113 - I'm afloat — I'm afloat — and the Rover is free ! I fear not a monarch ; I heed not the law ! I've a compass to steer by, a dagger to draw ; And ne'er as a coward or slave will I kneel, While my guns carry shot, or my belt bears a steel. Quick — quick — trim her sails ; let...
Page 82 - Because this is the first time I have had the pleasure of seeing you join in that amusement.
Page 217 - I give, devise, and bequeath to each of my grandsons, the sons of my deceased son, George Prescott Webb, who may live to reach the age of twenty-one years, the sum of one thousand dollars. I give, devise, grant, and bequeath all the residue of my estate, real, personal, and mixed, of every description, and wherever situated, to my two sons, the Reverend William Rollins Webb and Armstead Moore Webb, or the survivor of them, absolutely.
Page 409 - ... of some hidden sorrow. The day of Prosper's release, about three o'clock, M. Fauvel was, as usual, seated in his study, with his elbows resting on the table, and his face buried in his hands, when his valet abruptly entered, and, with a frightened look, said: "M. Bertomy, the former cashier, is here, sir, with one of his relatives; he says he must see you.
Page 217 - ... in question the action of the court in sustaining the demurrer to each paragraph of the complaint. The questions involved only render it necessary to set out the disposing part of the will and the first codicil, which are as follows : " I, William C. Murphey, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this to be my last will and testament. Item 1st. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my wife, Louisa W.
Page 160 - ... company fully equipped should jointly represent to the railroad company that an additional company can be admitted to its right of way without obstructing the ordinary travel on that road, the company need only reply...
Page 218 - In witness whereof, I, Betsey T. Hay ward have to this my last will and testament, consisting of one sheet of legal cap paper, subscribed my name and set my seal this second day of June AD 1877.

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