1847-1870

1847-1870

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...to himself, thus far, had been upwards of three hundred pounds a week 3 but this was nothing to the success in Scotland, where his profit in a week, with all expenses paid, was five hundred pounds. The pleasure was enhanced, too, by the goinedb presence of his two daughters, who had joined him over the 'HS Border. At first the look of Edinburgh was not promising. 'We 'began with, for us, a poor room.... But the effect of that 'reading (it was the Chimes) was immense; and on the next ' night, for little Domhqy, we had a full room. It is our greatest 'triumph everywhere.. Next night (Paar Traveller, Beats, and ' Gamp) we turned away hundreds upon hundreds of people; ' and last night, for the Cam, in spite of advertisements in the ' morning that the tickets were gone, the people had to be got in ' through such a crowd as rendered it a work of the utmost diffi-' culty to keep an alley into the room. They were seated about ' me on the platform, put into the doorway of the waiting-room, Scene at Edinburgh. 'squeezed into every conceivable place, and a multitude turned ' away once more. I think I am better pleased with what was ' done in Edinburgh than with what has been done anywhere, ' almost. It was so completely taken by storm, and carried in ' spite of itself. Mary and Katey have been infinitely pleased ' and interested with Edinburgh. We are just going to sit down 'to dinner and therefore I cut my missive short. Travelling, ' dinner, reading, and everything else, come crowding together ' into this strange life.' Then came Dundee: 'An odd place, ' he wrote, 'like Wapping At Dundee Sco'rLA.tD: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818784
  • 9781236818782