Carlyle's Works

Carlyle's Works

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...and his wife were just about setting out for Paris: I walked to their place--had during that day and the following, consultations with these fellow pilgrims; and decided to go with them, by Dieppe, on Thursday; Wednesday had been my original day, but I postponed it for the sake of company who knew the way. Such rumours, such surmises; the air was thick with suppositions, guesses, cautions; each public oflice (Regent's Circus, Consul's House, or elsewhere) proclaimed its own plans, denying, much more ignoring, that there was any other plan. For very multitude of guide-posts you could not find your way! The Brownings, and their experience and friendly qualities, were worth waiting for during one day. Thursday, September 24, at 10 A. M., I was to be at London Bridge Railway Station; there in person with portmanteau, and some English sovereigns: das Weiter wurde sick geben. Up accordingly on Thursday morning, in unutterable flurry and tumult of humour, --phenomena on the Thames, all dreamlike, one spectralism chasing another; to the station in good time; found the Brownings just arriving which seemed a good omen. Fare to Paris, 22.9., wonderful; thither and back "by return ticket " was but 1 12s. according to this route--such had been the effect on prices of this "Glass Palace," and the crowds attracted towards it. Browning with wife and child and maid, then I, then an empty seat for cloaks and baskets, lastly at the opposite end from me a hard-faced, honest Englishman or Scotchman, all in gray and with a gray cap, who looked rather ostrich-like, but proved very harmless and quiet: this was the loading of our car-riage, --and so away we went, Browning talking very loud and with vivacity, I silent...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824148
  • 9781236824141