The Church-Yard Watch. the Last of the Storm. the Rival Dreamers. the Substitute. the White Bristol. the Stolen Sheep. the Publican's Dream. the Ace

The Church-Yard Watch. the Last of the Storm. the Rival Dreamers. the Substitute. the White Bristol. the Stolen Sheep. the Publican's Dream. the Ace

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...kind English reader, that she yet lives in the brave country in which we now write; and more, that she wears (whenever she likes) a military decoration, presented to her soon after the facts of her lofty and yet tender heroism had become known to her Imperial Sovereign. A TALE OF "THE WHITE BRISTOL." A TALE OF THE WHITE BRISTOL. MM THE Defiance, a Bristol stage, or, as its numerous oflicials along the road called it, " The White Bristol," rolled up to town at the rate of nine miles an hour, having four " insides," and fourteen " outsides,"--including a livery servant, rather smuggled, we apprehend, upon the flat of the roof, where he lay at his length, comfortably bedded on a couch of cloaks, great coats, and empty sacks. It is known to all travellers on the tops of stages, (now a large and diversified portion of the English community, embracing every class, from the nobleman to the old-clothes-man, ) that, be the load of " outsides" full or deficient, or overcharged, it invariably divides itself into three companies, each of which can hold little or no intercourse with the other, although the individuals of each may, if they like, (and they seldom do, ) become good friends among themselves. The coachman and the knowing young gentleman, who, before any one else thought of the advantage, " engaged the box-seat," may be regarded as the first of these sets. Detached from their fellow-travellers, they beguile the time with confidential discussions upon " the whip," the turf, the ring, the dog that, at any odds, kills two hundred rats in a minute, or the great cricket match of " Kent against all England;" and, whether from their foremost place upon one...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791177
  • 9781236791177