Heraline, Or, Opposite Proceedings Volume 4

Heraline, Or, Opposite Proceedings 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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...Carry, ' said the colonel, ' do not let us quarrel at last----you are right, and your guardian is right, and my hero is right, and Grumpy is right, and all right--but only, I just presume to say, that, in my humble opinion, it is not the very perfection of wisdom, to do that which is in itself wrong, because it is, by our management, right for us.' The evening of this last day was desperately dull. Every thing was in readiness; and there was a pause which the colonel compared to that before an actiou.--' Before an earthquake, you might as well say, ' said the general, with ill-humour;--' for I believe you know more of the one than of the o/ther--an action, indeed! when were you ever in action?--action indeed! ' The tone of this alarmed Carilis--the last completion of misery seemed at band, should father and son disagree--and she could not expect Colonel Vaseuey to bear this insulting retort.--But she did not know the family, or the advantage at which the son had his parents.--The colonel gave the general a reply, which was followed by a hearty laugh, ----they shook hands, as if neither had the advantage, and parted in jocular humour, intending to meet again ' at plough, ' as they termed it, in the High-street of Cheltenham. At an hour considerably later than that appointed, and with somewhat more expensethan had been calculated, the party got out of Berkeley-square, in sight of more persons assembled on the foot-pavement, than were agreeable attendants even on style: --but Sunday morning is a time of leisure to many--though----fortunately for such persons as General Vaseney!--not a day of business to all. There were, among the admiring spectators, a few who certainly lifted up their hands...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978978
  • 9781236978974