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The Daily Dispatch: March 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 58 0 Browse Search
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discolored tusks. He died unmarried. Tom Sheridan left one son,(Richard Brinsley Sheridan, noout. Some other day, perhaps, we may treat of Sheridan more closely than time and space now permit. y as for the magnificence of her voice. When Sheridan first knew her she was only sixteen years oldntil Sheridan was voted in. Fox prompted Sheridan to go into Parliament, and he got in for the one of the Stafford voters, who had stuck by Sheridan for over thirty years, and gave him up at lasas usual. One of Frith's anecdotes about Sheridan has not been in print. we believe. At an election dinner, Sheridan was called on to give a toast, but, engaged in conversation, neglected it —head and told him oratory was not his forte. Sheridan leaned his head on his hand a moment, and the opportunity of knowing. In a short time Sheridan acquired the necessary confidence for speakin in Pitt, and probably every one felt so. But Sheridan rose, cool and collected, and quietly replied[19 more...]
ledger of a merchant — is taken up with an enumeration of his titles. The will occupies, we believe, about a dozen pages. One of the most curious wills we ever saw, is that of the celebrated Alexander Campbell, once a great lawyer in this city. Among other curious requests, he desires that no tombstone may be erected over his remains, for the reason that if every man who died had a tombstone, the earth would soon become a solid pavement. This will is recorded in the Hustings Court.--There is another in the County Court, a much greater curiosity, in which a bequest is made to a son of a sibling, to buy a rope to hang himself. Tom Sheridan's answer to his father, who threatened to cut him off with a shilling, "Pray, sir, couldn't you pay in advance," seems borrowed from this will. A testator in Goochland county, many years ago, devised his whole estate, a pretty considerable one, to the "righteous poor," and another, in another county, "to all free negroes that feared the Lord."