Anne of Geierstein or the Maiden of the Mist

Anne of Geierstein or the Maiden of the Mist

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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. 18 edition. Excerpt: ...gleam, announcing that the hour of darkness was arrived. Finally, he led the Englishman through an archway into a sort of courtyard, where there stood a car or two of a particular shape, used occasionally by women when they travel, and some other vehicles of the same kind. Here the young man threw himself from the sumpter-horse, and placing the rein in Philipson's hand, disappeared in the increasing darkness, after pointing to a large but dilapidated building, along the front of which not a spark of light was to be discovered from any of the narrow and numerous windows, which were dimly visible in the twilight. CHAPTER XIX 1st Carrier. What, ostler!--a plague on thee, hast never an eye in thy head? Canst thou not hear? An 'twere not as good a deed as drink to break the pate of thee, I am a very villain--Come, and be hanged--Hast thou no faith in thee? Gadshill. I pray thee, lend me thy lantern, to see my gelding in the stable. zd Carrier. Nay, soft, I pray you--I know a trick worth two of that. Gadshill. I prithee lend me thine. $d Carrier. Ay, when? Canst tell?--Lend thee my lantern, quotha? Marry, I'll see thee hanged first. Henry IV. The social spirit peculiar to the French nation had already introduced into the inns of that country the gay and cheerful character of welcome, upon which Erasmus, at a later period, dwells with strong emphasis, as a contrast to the saturnine and sullen reception which strangers were apt to meet with at a German caravansera. Philipson was, therefore, in expectation of being received by the busy, civil, and talkative host--by the hostess and her daughter, all softness, coquetry, and glee--the smiling and supple waiter--the officious and dimpled chambermaid. The better inns in France boast also separate rooms, where...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672003
  • 9781236672001