Handley Cross, Or, Mr. Jorrocks' Hunt; With Illustrations by John Leech Volume 1

Handley Cross, Or, Mr. Jorrocks' Hunt; With Illustrations by John Leech Volume 1

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...jinglin' the odd pewter in his breeches pocket, "My dear sir, you are labourin' under a werry considerable mistake. If you call to mind what you axed me, it was, if I knowed an 'oss to knock your buggy about, and egad! if he hasn't done it to the letter " (pointin' to the remnants on the road), " I don't know what knockin' about is." 'Haw, haw, haw l ' laughed Mr. Jorrocks, a chuckle in which the majority of the company joined. ' Another chap that I know had an 'oss that was a capital 'unter, and good at everything but 'arness, which his soul disdained. Well, it didn't suit the owner's conwenience to keep anything but what the lawyers call gui tam 'osses_that is to say, 'osses wot will ride as well as drive; so he looked out for a customer, and presently found a softish sort of chap in green spectacles, and a shiny wite 'at, who, having tried him to ride, axed if he was quiet in 'arness. To this the owner had no hesitation in sayin' yes, for he had seen the nag standin' in 'arness without movin'a muscle, but when the buyer wanted to tack a carriage to the 'amess--Oh, my eyes! that was quite a different story; and my lord rebelled, and kicked the woitwre to bits. The buyer tried to return him, but the owner conwinced him he was wrong, at least he conwinced him he would not take him back, which was pretty nearly the same thing. 'Daddy Higgins in Rupert Street had just such an 'oss as Joe Smith's--one of the reg'lar good-for-nothin's--and sold him to a quaker to draw his cruelty wan, assurin' him, when axed if he was quiet in harness, that...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764862
  • 9781236764867