The Adventures of Barney Mahoney

The Adventures of Barney Mahoney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...were to marry, what would be your expectations? " "If I got the woman I liked, I should expect to be very happy and comfortable," returned the youth, in apparent simplicity. " You are so droll! Stapleton; but you know you are a favourite of mine. Do not, however, think me impertinently inquisitive. It is no business of mine, to be sure; but young people are so careless about their future prospects, What I meant was, in case of your profession not proving satisfactory; and the most brilliant talents, we know, are not always appreciated as they deserve. I really am anxious for your welfare, my dear young friend: in such a case, now, how could you commence housekeeping?" " Oh, the governor must' fork out, ' I fancy; that is, my father, you know, must ' come down.' There's nothing else for it that I know of." " You surely would satisfy yourself on so important a consideration, before you actually made your proposals?" " Oh, yes; of course." This was indefinite, but it did not deter Mrs. Temple from her scheme of sending for Ellen, immediately, "that Cartwright might examine her teeth;" and as it not unfrequently happens, that not only the actions, but their motives, are, by every servant of the house, as well known as they are to the master and mistress of it, it came to pass that Barney became acquainted with the plan of cheating, as he considered it, the son of his first benefactor. Now whatever roguery might exist in the youth's own composition, it rendered him not more lenient on perceiving the like vice in others. He also had, during the last few months, met with many worse, and few better men, than his worthy first master; and, after long consideration as to what he could or ought...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563867
  • 9781236563866