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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...suffered on that birth-day, and soon have become as high as ever; but God did use all those sufferings for his good; and from that day he was even more loved by the people about him than he had been hated before it. He is now an old gentleman, and he is waited upon by a whiteheaded butler, who has lived with him ever since he was ten years old, and is more like a brother than a servant to him; this old man is called Mr. Marson; and, as he often says, it was a most blessed day for him when his poor master fell into the water. Alfred's papa felt himself so much obliged to the tinker and his wife, that he offered them a little cottage and garden, rent free, on his estate; but they thanked him, and only asked as a favour that he would give them a night's lodging and a supper whenever they came that way: and this was granted, of course; and to this he added a few guineas, which the woman covered with cloth, to use by way of buttons on an old coat of her husband's, which served her as a gown. When Alfred was grown up, he used often to smile at the dreadful fall which his pride had had on that, his memorable birth-day, of which we have been telling in the history, and at the strange figure he must have made when lying on the bank in the gipsy's cloak, with the old woman kneeling by his side, and forcing his mouth open with her bony fingers: and he used often to add, "It is quite out of the question for human creatures, who are liable to all sorts of accidents, to be thinking highly of themselves, and giving themselves airs as if they were better than all else of their own kind." THE HERON'S PLUME. About thirty years ago there lived in the city of London a very rich merchant of the name of Collinton. The wife of this gentleman was a very fine...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495519
  • 9781236495518