The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 33

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 33

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: it is written? and why does not every body say bu-Till/, as my clerk, and the grave-diggers in Ham let do? In short, says the doctor, there is something so disagreeable to me in pronouncing the word humble with an aspirate, that I could as soon chew tobacco (which I mortally hate) as bring myself to pronounce it so. ' THE company smiled at the little rector's delicacy on that point, and Mr. Slicer said, that to be sure there was some truth in what Mr. Griskin observed.----Upon hearing the little doctor cammriskin, for the first time, Wildgoose looked at him with some attention; and inquired whether he had not a near relation, one Mr. Rivers, near Bath, in Somersetshire? After a few questions, Wildgoose was soon convinced, that this was no other than Mr. Gregory Griskin, whom he had so often heard of, kinsman to the Mr. Rivers, whose adventures were related in the former art of this history. Mr. Griskin lamented the disappointment he had met with in Rivers's imprudent match; that he had flattered himself with the hopes of his nephew's making some figure in life, and even distinguishing himself in the learned world; and had intended to have done something handsome for him at his death, and the like. Wildgoose began to make some excuse for his friend's imprudent conduct, by encomiums on Mrs. Rivers's personal accomplishments and behaviour; to which Griskin (looking down with a reserved air) made no reply. _ When Mr. Griskin found, however, by several cir cumstances, that Wildgoose had been intimate with his nephew in the universit; and also that he had only come accidentally to izlr. Slicer's house for refreshment on his journey, he said he should be glad to have more conversation with him more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786440
  • 9781236786449