Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, And, Lady Marabout's Troubles

Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, And, Lady Marabout's Troubles : And Other Stories (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, And, Lady Marabout's Troubles: And Other Stories Cecil Castlemaine was the beauty of the Town: when she sat at Drury Lane on the Tory side of the house, the devoutest admirer of Oldfield or Mrs. Porter scarcely heard a word of the Heroic Daughter, or the Amorous Widow, and the beau fullest of his own dear self for got his silver-fringed gloves, his medallion snuff-box, his knotted cravat, his clouded cane, the slaughter that he planned to do, from gazing at her where she sat as though she were reigning sovereign at St. J ames's, the Castle maine diamonds flashing crescent-like above her brow. At church and court, at park and assembly, there were none who could eclipse that haughty gentlewoman; there fore her fond women friends who had caressed her so warmly and so gracefully, and pulled her to pieces behind her back, if they could, so eagerly over their dainty cups of tea in an afternoon visit, were glad, one and all, when on Barnabybright, Anglice, the 22d (then the 1lth) of June, the great Castlemaine chariot, with its three herons blazoned on its coroneted panels, its laced liveries and gilded harness, rolled over the heavy, ill-made roads down into the country in almost princely pomp, the peas ants pouring out from the wayside cottages to stare at my lord's coach. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 526g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 37 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243086946
  • 9780243086948