Bam Wildfire; A Character Sketch Volume 1

Bam Wildfire; A Character Sketch Volume 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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... wondered why old folks were such bores and so ugly! And his words came back to her: "Your husband is rapidly rising in his profession, he is already the first chemist of the day, and all he wants is peace of mind and leisure in which to conduct his experiments, and to best apply the enormous knowledge he possesses. Many a fine fellow has his career ruined because his wife rebels against stern economy, and rather than endure her murmurs, he lives beyond his means, gets into debt, and is hag-ridden by it to his life's miserable end." "Yes, I would go my own road," she cried out, sharply and suddenly, "and it was not worth it--.ri la jezmesse saoait, xi la oiei//ease gfiozwait---the whole wisdom of the world is summed up in those two sayings; yet that is wrong too, for if youth did know, it would be age, and if age could be youth, it would be abnormal and mad, but I know as well as you do, that I was Dennis' basil-plant, as Rosamond was Lydgate's. Give me some of your Edward IH.--even /zis stern laws were not as hard as your reproofs!" "The date is I 363 at Westminster," said Paul, referring to his notes (her expressive face had told him all her thoughts), "Cap. VIH. Item says: 'For the outrageous and excessive apparel of divers people against their estate and degree, to the great destruction and impoverishment of all the land, it is ordained that'--and here follow strict regulations as to the food and clothing to be consumed and worn by the different classes, not one of whom dare exceed the Royal laws. Grooms and noblemen's servants were forbidden to wear clothing that cost more than two marks, nor might they wear anything of gold or more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991133
  • 9781236991133