The Book of Table-Talk Volume 1-2

The Book of Table-Talk Volume 1-2

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... decent in their swearing in 1608, and yet he complains of them! Surely, Thomas was too squeamish. He says, "The French guides, otherwise called the postilians, have one most diabolicall custome in their travelling upon the wayes. Diabolicall it may well be called: for whensoever their horses doe a little anger them, they will say in their fury, 'AUons, diable, ' that is, ' Go, thou divell.' Also, if they happen to be angry with a stranger upon the way upon any occasion, they will say to him, ' Le diable femporte, ' that is, 'The divell take thee.' This I know by mine owne experience.--C. Crudities." London: Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street. THE BOOK OF TABLE-TALK. ILLUSTRATED WITH WOOD-CUTS. BY SEVERAL CONTRIBUTORS. NEW EDITION. IN TWO VOLUMES. Vol. II. LONDON: C. COX, 12, KING WILLIAM STREET, STRAND. 1847. CONTENTS. No. P"S- 1. Sandowne Castle...... 1 2. Good Friday 12 3. Popular Pastimes 1 4. Umbrellas. ib. 5. Take care of your heads....19 6. Anecdote of Oliver Cromwell.... ib. 7. The Court and the City in the Reign of Charles I. 22 8. Heads or Tails 27 9. Sir Walter Scott's Astronomy.... ib. 10. Pictures of the Manners of Germany during the Fifteenth Century 31 11. Excommunication of Henry IV., Emperor of Ger many, by Hildebrand, styled Gregory VII.. 32 12. Maria, the last Queen of Georgia...34 13. Sir John Vanbrugh as a Match-maker..39 14. History of the Building of the great Theatre of San Carlo at Naples.....43 15. A Curious Custom...... 45 16. Theodore Beza 46 17. Machiavelli avenged by the Booksellers..47 18. Reminiscences of the Marchioness of Crequy. ib. 19. Political and Moral Testament, addressed by St Louis to his Son, who afterwards reigned by the name of Philip the Bold....50 20. Taillefer 53 21....show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502345
  • 9781236502346