Conyers Lea or Sketches of Character Military, Magisterial and Episcopal by Cyril Thornton

Conyers Lea or Sketches of Character Military, Magisterial and Episcopal by Cyril Thornton

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: them, lest they should be knocked ofl' in the melee. Then another group--one figure on horseback, in superb armour, embossed all over; round it five or six figures, in glorious suits, were standing as it were, apparently attending upon the mounted cavalier. _ Captain King thought they would suit him exactly, and inquired the price.. Well, said the elderly gentleman with the bland demeanour, that mounted figure is royal armour, --you will observe the royal arms upon it; it is almost unique. There is a suit in the Tower, perhaps as fine, mounted in a recess in the Horse Armoury, and which belonged to Henry VIII; but it is plainer than this. For this suit I could say 200l. Captain King s face lengthened considerably. For that puffed and slashed suit next to it, I could say l00l. For those three, 200l. apiece. The Emperor of Russia has almost bid me the money. Those crossbows are very fine, but they are unmarketable--take up tob much room in a hall. That very fine one, _ say five guineas. _Those eight long rapiers, two guineas apiece. I ll take them, said Captain King. How do you manage to pick them up? Well, I have agents in all the great towns, who bring up everything at once. Ah, now! these are very fine, rather later, though--Puritan swords, --some belonged to the old Ironsides. These will be four guineas apiece. Dissenting opinions are all the rage now. A large trade amongst the Nonconformists. Those are doctrines that pay nowadays. I sold twenty to Sir Hincledon Twist the other day. Sir, he said to me, there always have been Dissenters, and there always will be. Indeed, said I, and yet I...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588215
  • 9781236588210