Continuation of Amelia

Continuation of Amelia

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...friend, as well ' as my wife's discretion, that she was not at the mas' querade last night.' He then related to the doctor the discovery of the plot; and the good man was greatly VOL. IX.. P pleased with the success of the stratagem, and that Booth took it in such good part. ' But, Sir, ' says Booth, 'I had a letter given me by a ' noble colonel there, which is written in a hand so very ' like yours, that I could almost swear to it. Nor is the 'style, as far as I can guess, unlike your own. Here 'it is, Sir. Do you own the letter, doctor, or do you ' not?' The doctor took the letter, and having looked at it a moment, said--' And did the colonel himself give you '. this letter?' ' The colonel himself, ' answered Booth. ' Why then, ' cries the doctor, 'he is surely the most ' impudent fellow'that the world ever produced. What, ' did he deliver it with an air of triumph? ' 'He delivered it me with air enough, ' cries Booth, ' after his own manner, and bid me read it for my edifica' tion. To say the truth, I am a little surprised that he ' should single me out of all mankind to deliver the letter 'to; I do not think I deserve the character of such a 'husband. It is well I am not so very forward to take ' an affront as some folks.' ' I am glad to see you are not, ' said the doctor; ' and ' your behaviour in this affair becomes both the man of 'sense and the Christian; for, it would be surely the 'greatest folly, as well as the most daring impiety, to ' risk your own life for the impertinence of a fool. As '...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981278
  • 9781236981271