The Highlanders; A Tale Volume 2

The Highlanders; A Tale Volume 2

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ... borrowed of him in its turn; and, at a certain contested election, he found himself minus in sixty thousand pounds spent, lent, and laid out; in return for which he had been chaired, and, on the occasion, his own " frightful preponderance" was feltby those who upheld him. He had, also, the honour of sitting, day after day, as president of the committee, until he fell asleep, and of filling the chair at the dinners given to the worthy and independent electors, till he was carried speechless from the same. The company lost-little by this, but his banker's book began to admonish him, that it was time to turn overa new leaf. His Grace now gave up politics, -and bethought him of wedlock; but, as Paddy says, " he liked matrimony, only when it chimed with patrimony." An acute-nosed terrier of a lawyer, who was his agent, ferretted out for him Miss Geraldine Amelia Hyde, only daughter of Daniel Hyde of the city of London, and ot'Bermondsey, Esq., citizen and tanner; and the ducal mantle and coronet were proposed in exchange for calf-skin and cow-horn, -at least, his-Grace was fain to " hang a calf-skin on his recreant limbs," little heeding, though the-horn should be added to the bargain. Seventy thousandpounds, ready cash, were paid down for the honour, with a reversion of as nearly as much more, when Daniel Hyde, Esq. should be'hidden in his native earth. Her Grace Geraldine Amelia suffered not very long in wedlockwith her spouse, who fretted, that he had no heirs male, and that his estates would go to adistant branch of the family. He fell a victim to strong passions, in the seventh year of his wedded life; and-left-her Grace a dowager title, which she was too prudent to exchange for any thing that...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807065
  • 9781236807069