Headlong Hall and Nightmare Abbey

Headlong Hall and Nightmare Abbey

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...say you, then, ' said the lady, 'to Miss Williams, of Pontyglasrhydyrallt, the descendant of the ancient family of?' 'I don't like her, ' said Squire Headlong; 'and as to her ancient family, that is a matter of no consequence. I have antiquity enough for two. They are all moderns, people of yesterday, in comparison with us. What signify six or seven centuries, which are the most they can make up?' 'Why, to be sure, ' said the aunt, 'on that view of the question, it is no consequence. What think you, then, of Miss Owen, of Nidd-y-Gygfraen? She will have six thousand a year.' 'I would not have her, ' said Squire Headlong, 'if she had fifty. I'll think of somebody presently. I should like to be married on the same day with Caprioletta.' 'Caprioletta!' said Miss Brindle-mew; 'without my being consulted!' 'Consulted!' said the Squire: 'I was commissioned to tell you, but somehow or other I let it slip. However, she is going to be married to my friend Mr. Foster, the philosopher.' 'Oh!' said the maiden aunt, 'that a daughter of our ancient family should marry a philosopher! It is enough to make the bones of all the Ap-Rhaiaders turn in their graves!' 'I happen to be more enlightened, ' said Squire Headlong, 'than any of my ancestors were. Besides, it is Caprioletta's affair, not mine. I tell you, the matter is settled, fixed, determined; and so am I, to be married on the same day. I don't know, now I think of it, whom I can choose better than one of the daughters of my friend Chromatic' 'A Saxon!' said the aunt, turning up her nose, and was commencing a vehement remonstrance; but the Squire, exclaiming 'Music has charms!' flew over to Mr. Chromatic, and, with a hearty slap on the shoulder, asked him 'how he should like him for a son-in-law.' Mr....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961706
  • 9781236961709