I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet: for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
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|Death:||13th December, 1906|
Charles Hamilton Aide sometimes written as Aidé or Aïdé; born in Paris, France, 1826. His father, an Armenian merchant, was killed in a duel when Aide was four years old. He was thereafter raised in England by his mother, who was the daughter of a British admiral. Aide attended the University of Bonn, then served in the British army until 1853, attaining the rank of captain.
A lifelong bachelor, Aide lived in Lyndhurst with his mother. After her death in 1875, he then "took rooms at Queen Anne's Gate where he hosted a celebrated salon which drew 'the chief figures in the social and artistic world of France as well as England'". Aide left his papers to French author Morton Fullerton with open-ended instructions "to manipulate, to publish, or to burn as you think fit".
Charles Hamilton Aide died in London, England, 13 December 1906.
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