George Cruikshank's Table-Book

George Cruikshank's Table-Book

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...it is five o'clock." The wretched take no count of time, it flies with unequal pinions, indeed, for them. "Is breakfast over?" inquired the crusader. "Ask the butler," said the Margrave, nodding his head wildly, rolling his eyes wildly, smiling wildly. "Gracious Buffo!" said the knight of Hombourg, "what has ailed thee, my friend? It is ten o'clock by my horologe. Your regular hour is nine. You are not--no, by Heavens! you are not shaved! You wear the tights and silken hose of last evening's banquet. Your collar is all rumpled--'tis that of yesterday. You have not been to bed 1 What has chanced, brother of mine, what has chanced?" "A common chance, Louis of Hombourg," said the Margrave, "one that chances every day. A false woman, a false friend, a broken heart. This has chanced. I have not been to bed." "What mean ye?" cried Count Ludwig, deeply affected. "A false friend? I am not a false friend--a false woman. Surely the lovely Theodora your wife." "I have no wife, Louis, now; I have no wife and no son." In accents broken by grief the Margrave explained what had occurred. Gottfried's information was but too correct. There was o cause for the likeness between Otto and Sir Hildebrandt; a fatal cause! Hildebrandt and Theodora had met at dawn at the outer gate. The Margrave had seen them. They walked long together; they embraced. Ah! how the husband's, the father's feelings were harrowed at that embrace. They parted; and then the Margrave coming forward, coldly signified to his lady that she was to retire to a convent for life, and gave orders that the boy should be sent too, to take the vows at a monastery. Both sentences had been executed. Otto, in a...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
  • 123659200X
  • 9781236592002