Jack Hinton; The Guardsman Volume 1

Jack Hinton; The Guardsman 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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...I write by this post to this Mr. Rooney, requesting him to send in his account to-your father, and that in future any dinners, or wine', you may have at his house, will not be paid lor, as you are under age. I shall also let him know, that the obscurity of his rank in life, and the benighted state of the country he lives in, shall prove no safeguard to him from our vigilance; and as the chancellor dines with us to-morrow, I think of asking him, if he conldn't be punished some way. Transportation they tell me, has already nearly got rid of the gipsies. As for yourself, make your arrangements to return immediately; for, although your father knows nothing about it, I intend to ask Sir Henry Gordon to call on the Duke of York, and contrive an exchange for you. How I_ hate this secret adviser of yours---how I detest the Rooneys--how I abhor the Irish. You have only to come back with long hair, and the frightful accent, to break the heart of your atI'ectiouate, but alflicted mother. "Your cousin Julia desires her regards---I must say, she has not shown a due respect to my feelings since the arrival of this sad intelligence, it is only this minute she has finished a caricature of you, making love to a wild Irish girl with wings: this is not only cruel towards me, but an unbecoming sarcasm towards a wretched people, to whom the visitations of Providence, should not be made matters of reproat-h." Thus concluded this famous epistle, at which, notwithstanding that every line offended me deeply, I could not refrain from bursting into laughter. My opinion of Lord Dudley had certainly not been of the highest; but yet was I totally unprepared for the apparent depth of villainy his character possessed; but I knew not, then, how...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955129
  • 9781236955128