Dutch Pictures; With Some Sketches in the Flemish Manner and Pictures Done with a Quill

Dutch Pictures; With Some Sketches in the Flemish Manner and Pictures Done with a Quill

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...ladies' maids, and ladies themselves, shawled and muffled, and with a cab waiting at the corner of the street. Fubsy women in printed gowns and aprons are dimly visible through the haze, sometimes; and the tallyman has something mysteriously to do with the matter. I will inquire into it. But of the old clothes appertaining to the masculine gender. If you want to see old clothes and old clothesmen in their glory, go to Cloth Fair or the Clothes Exchange. You will have to pay a small toll on entrance, towards the support of the building, but that is nothing. I should not so particularly advise you to take care of your pockets on this occasion; but I should most decidedly caution you to take care of the clothes of which those pockets form a part; for it is by no means improbable that half-adozen Jews will fall on you at once and tug fiercely at your garments, not with any bellicose intention, but simply with the understanding that you must have something to sell, and that, having no bag and being somewhat eccentric, you are actuated by a desire to sell the clothes you stand upright in. During the whole of the time the market lasts one incessant series of pacific fights takes place. Bapidly, in twos and threes, sometimes by dozens and half-dozens, swarm in the clothesmen, who have been perambulating the streets since early morn. In a trice, on these erst buyers, now sellers, fall new buyers. "What have they got to shell? For Moses' shake, vat have they got to shell? For all the prophets' shake, give them the refusal I Oh! versh the bagsh? Oh! vat ish there in it? Oh! vat you vant? Oh! vat you give?" The gigantic bag is forcibly removed from the shoulders of the resisting clothesman; it and he are tugged, hauled, hustled, jostled about. At...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546415
  • 9781236546418