The Brown Papers, by Arthur Sketchley

The Brown Papers, by Arthur Sketchley

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...respect for Hacket, as is a man I looks up to, and was drawed for the jury with; so whether you go or whether you don't, I'm a-goin', and you can do as you likes.' Well, you see, Mrs. Wilkins, mum, through not bein' one to hold out I give in, as I heerd say through Mrs. Racket, as the dinner was to be very grand, and she says, "The speeches is enough for to make you cry your eyes out." I says, " I do like to enjoy myself like that, so Pll go." What to wear puzzled me, for, you see, dinin' in public is such a thing for.to make you stared at. So I looks up what I'd got, and found a dress as would do wonderful well. I don't know how it is, but I do think as there is truth in a-keepin' a thing seven years, as the sayin' is, and it will come in agin, for I'm sure that dress ain't seen daylight these five years, and very well it looked, through bein' a purple satinette; but, law bless you, when I went to put it on my waist was under my arms, and it wouldn't meet by ever so much. Well, Miss Corbit, as is in the dressmakin' line, as I'd sent to, and as soon as she looks at it she shakes her head and says, " You can never wear it in this world without a new body, as a black velvet jacket is what I should advise." I says, "1 never can dine in a jacket." "Well, then," she says, " have a velvet body made low." I says, "It won't be no use afterwards." She says, " It would be," and so I let her have her way, a-trustin' to her taste. When the day come I was all of a fidget, because she hadn't brought it home; no more she didn't not till nigh on two o'clock, and when I put it on the way as I had to squeeze to get into it was reg'lar suffocation. I never see such a dress for lowness....show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661593X
  • 9781236615930