The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves, 1

The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves, 1

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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. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...like, d'ye see." " Now, the Lord forbid! (cried Clarke with tears in his eyes) l'd rather see you dead than brought to such a dilemma." " Mayhap, thou would'st (answered the' uncle); for then, my lad, there would be some picking-aha! do'st thou tip me the traveller, my boy"-Tom assuredhim he scorned any such mercenary views. " I am only concerned (said he) that you should take any step that might tend to the disgrace of yoursels or your family;_ and I say again I had rather die than live to see you reckoned any otherwise thancomposf'---' Die and be damned! you: Ihambling, half-timber'd-son of a (cried the choleric Crowe) do'fl: talk to me of keeping a reckoning and compass'll--I could keep a rekoning, and' box my compass, long enough before thy keeLstone was laid-Sam Crowe is not come' G 6 ' her: here to alk thy counsef how' to steer his. course"-" Lord, fir, (resumed the nephew) consider what people will say-allthe world will think you mad"-" Set thy heart at ease, Tom, (cried the seaman) I'll' have a trip to and again in this herechannel. Mad! what then? I think for my part one half of the nation is mad--and the other not very sound-I don'tsee why I han't as good a-right to be mad as another man-but, doctor, as I was saying, I'd be bound to you, if you would. direct me where I' can buy that sametackle that an arrant-must wear. As for the matter of the long pole-headedwith iron, I'd never desire a better than a good boat-hook; and I could make a special good target of that there tin sconce that. holds the candle-mayhap any blacksmith' will hammer me a scull-cap, d'ye fee, out of an old brass kettle: and I can call my horfe by the name of my ship, which was Mzgfty." The surgeon was...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738330
  • 9781236738332