The Cloister & the Hearth; Or, Maid, Wife, and Widow a Matter-Of-Fact Romance Volume 1

The Cloister & the Hearth; Or, Maid, Wife, and Widow a Matter-Of-Fact Romance Volume 1

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...a pursuivant, brave as a popinjay, with a tin trump, and parchments thereto attached. At the village cross he dismounts, doffs his bonnet to the cross, blows his horn, and there fixes a goodly parchment." "Our description!" shouted Denys, with a rattling oath. "Why was not I within shot of the knave? Didst not shake in thy shoon?" "For a minute; but by good-luck the priest was abroad, and of all the frieze jerkins and striped fardingales that gathered round the well, not one, as it chanced, could read, but only levelled their eyes on't and thrust forth their noses?" "Like venison stationed sniffing up at a scarlet rag. Methinks I see the boors. Forward!" "Then up hobbled I, and with feigned labor spelled out the writing aloud, the folk hanging on my words." "We shall hang on something better windproof," said Denys, going suddenly into a great passion; "'twas foolhardy." Gerard wore a lofty expression. "Poor Denys," said he, patronizingly; "dost really think I read it forth as writ? Nay, I embellished it." "Anan?" "I drew the two ends farther apart." "Comment?" "I heightened you and lowered me." "Plait-il?" "Well, then, Denys, you are a veteran, you know. How often have I heard you say it?" "And who gainsays it? Twelve years' hard service, mort du diable!" "And in age you are eight-and-twenty." "On St. Denys his day " (doffing his cap). "Well, then, I read you forth to the folk a veteran." "And I, being a veteran, tell you truth is not to be spoken at all times, far less read out to a man's foes." "Patience! I made you out a real veteran, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587162
  • 9781236587169