Friends in Council Volume 4

Friends in Council Volume 4

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...nee torrentes 'lncwr'r'u/nt, gut placqlole' momomtvls alveum turbomt. I taque incormoptus qlclemgue frigidismkntus, qwippe multa wlparum ammo/ltate lnumbratue, ubique fontibus swls slmills in mare evadlt. ELLESMERE. I think I can make out most of that: it is tolerably easy Latin. The poets always talk of the gliding of rivers. N ow it is this gliding I dislike. Very well for them, but decidedly slow for us when we are upon them. I like the Great Western express train, especially for the last fifty-six miles, from Didcot to London, done in an hour. How characteristic this speech was of the impatient Ellesmere. He cannot sit quietly in a boat, like any other reasonable being. MILVERTON. For me a light carriage and two post horses is sufficient. "-ELLESMERE. Nobody has written the poetry of posting. MILVERTON. Nothing used to be more delightful than a long day's posting in the olden time. You look at anything beautiful (not that one ever did stop); there was a pleasant life and bustle in the constant change of horses and postboys: and altogether it was a most inspiriting transaction. I sympathize with a great traveller in Russia who confessed that the length of the journeys was the main delight to him. ' could see enough of the country: you could stop to But in those golden days there was no electric telegraph., Once off, you were well of; and nuisances of all kinds were soon left long behind. Now, to be secure, a man must go away in a yacht; and the very name of a yacht is odious to poor creatures like me who suffer from sea-sickness. MR. MIDHURST. Milverton, I see, would have agreed with Dr. Johnson that there was nothing so delightful as travelling in a post-chaise, with a pretty woman by one's side. MILVERTON. I...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768272
  • 9781236768278