The Galleries of Vienna, a Selection of Engravings After the Most Celebrated Pictures, with Descriptive Text, Tr. by W.C. Wrankmore

The Galleries of Vienna, a Selection of Engravings After the Most Celebrated Pictures, with Descriptive Text, Tr. by W.C. Wrankmore

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...to account" "I do not understand you, Prince!" stammered out the Spanish Kabbi. "O, well, I am quite willing to express more minutely what I mean. You pay me for these two pictures, in accordance with your own proposition, a hundred thousand gulden----I'll brook no contradiction, or woe betide you! With regard to the payment, I am not altogether disinclined to grant you a reasonable alleviation. I will order two frigates to be built at your expense; it will then be only necessary for you to pay by degrees according as the building may progress What Moschech may feel inclined to do, what he will pay to quiet his conscience for his rascally attempt at embezzlement, he can consider when he has nothing else to occupy his mind in the city prison Forwards, gentlemen." "Govaert!" commanded Moritz, with an earnest mien, "draw your sword, and if the rascals attempt to escape, spit them to the wall!" With this the prince left the house. On reaching the street he drew a pistol from his belt and fired it off in the air." In the next minute the fire-guard were on the spot. "Fetch out those two old Jews," said he very coldly, "and off with them to prison. Let a guard be placed in their cell, that they may not take it into their heads to hang themselves." The soldiers rushed into the house and soon returned with the two gray-bearded rabbies, who were thrust in between two files of the fire-guard, and the strictest silence was 'observed while conducting them to their destination. Two of the bearded comrades appeared with the pictures. The prince seemed neither to notice the pictures nor the dejected Govaert Flink. With his arms crossed over his chest, Moritz walked slowly on, with his eyes...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537106
  • 9781236537102