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: ...to 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...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588215
  • 9781236588210