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illuminate it by his own light.
His wife was a charming woman, with the best, but the most pronounced, type of New England manners — reserved to a fault, but very sweet and approachable to the few she accepted as congenial to her taste.
Governor Marcy was one of the lions of that time.
His wife was a sterling woman, who had a great deal of social talent united to an unconventional honesty remarkable in a woman of the world.
They were wealthy, and entertained with ease and profusion.
Hen earnest to spare time for social intercourse, but he held well in hand a great deal of caustic wit, and never, though rather testy, ill-naturedly gave it the reins without great provocation.
An old diplomat once said that he never understood Mr. Marcy's prominence in politics until he made him angry, Und den I say here is von lion who is dressed for every day like von lamb.
We saw but little socially of the President's family during Mr. Polk's administration.
We then did not keep a carri