Chevely; Or, the Man of Honour

Chevely; Or, the Man of Honour

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...to an immersion and a tumble." "You will oblige me, Miss Neville, by not using that vulgar word, coupled with any circumstance relating to me." Fanny was about to reply, when an imploring look from her sister checked her. The old woman was then invoked, who procured a quantity of straw, sticks, ' and fern, and as soon as the inhospitable old chimney could be coaxed into letting them burn, mademoiselle and her " preux chevalier" contrived to dry their weeping garments; after which, a long discussion ensued between Monsieur de Rivoli and Lord De Clifford, as to whether it was likely to rain or not: the former maintaining the wind was in the north, therefore it could not rain--the latter protesting that it was in the south, and consequently that it must rain; appealing to Mowbray as umpire, who jesuitically answered in the words of Pliny: " ' In totum venti omnes a septentrione sicciores quam a meridie.' " "Ah, yes, var true," said Monsieur de Rivoli; " but you must first prove dat de wind he is in de sout; now I say he is in de nort. What you say, Ma'mselle D'Antoville? you dat know every ting," added he ironically. " Sans doute je suis de votre avis," retorted Lib. 2d, cap. 47'. the lady bitterly; "car je ne dispute pas les vents, avec un girouette." Lord De Clifford indulged in a horselaugh at mademoiselle's wit, and the discomfiture of his antagonist. The boats were then ordered, and the party returned in the same order they came. On reaching Milan, they found the amiable dowager not in the most agreeable humour, at having been kept waiting dinner; her hair was more frizzed over her eyes than usual, and she surrounded...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807022
  • 9781236807021