Bentley's Miscellany Volume 8

Bentley's Miscellany Volume 8

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...commend my considerateness--Madam Margaret and I have already contracted that match. Allow me to bring her to you, to crave your blessing.' 'Married!' exclaimed Myte, 'and no consent asked till it's too late to say " no"--a father's highest privilege, and sometimes his greatest luxury--here goes!' and he took to his heels, and ran out of the room. 'Follow him, dear Martha, ' cried Mrs. Myte, alarmed, 'he'll be doing something rash, --I'm sure he will. I've heard the best do one rash thing in their lives.' 'Stay, my dear, ' said Langley, detaining Martha, 'there's no occasion to follow him, I assure you. It's all right, I can see that. Let him alone.' Myte presently returned, bearing in his hand an unsheathed rapier, not much longer than a skewer. 'Look'e, Wildgoose, ' said he, --' I did think of boring a hole through your body, but to turn my house into a lachrymatory would answer no good purpose. Besides, I'd as lief live with crocodiles, if they'd let me, as with howling women. Dear me! bring me thy wife; and for the baronet, if he doesn't like it, take her to him; and if he doesn't love her when he has seen her, his eyes are no better than his heart, though they may be twice as large.' With these words he relinquished to my hands the sword, and having contentedly received a rapturous kiss from his wife, was led to a chair. Langley tripped out in haste, and brought in his bride. 'Thou rascal!' cried Myte, shaking his head at the blushing and trembling girl, 'what dost thou expect V 'Your blessing, sir, ' said Langley, approaching with her; and down upon their knees the two dropped midway between Myte and his wife. 'And is that all you expect 1' said Myte. 'Curses and hard crusts ought not to go together, ought they, madam V winking at his...show more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665465X
  • 9781236654656