James the Second, Or, the Revolution of 1688

James the Second, Or, the Revolution of 1688

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...matter!" he laughed. " At first sight, I thought you were for me, but you are some inches too tall." " 'Tis well 1" answered Harold. " I am not for a quarrel." " Then go your ways," returned the other; " and if you would go whole, let us have no words." " Ay, ay, 'tis the best parting," rejoined Harold. " Cease your prate, then, and go your way," cried the bravo. Harold, though he was unarmed, felt strongly inclined to resent his insolence; but, remembering his situa.tion, 'he thought that the better part of valour was discretion, and so walked quietly on. Pushing into the Strand, he turned ofl' near Somerset House, en the same side of the way, towards the river; and made directly for the residence of Sir Herbert. The road, being a diversion from the main thoroughfare, was very narrow, and ran between two walls, one of which, on his left hand, enclosed Sir Herbert's garden; and consequently, he was not likely to be overlooked. As he neared the river, he came abreast of the mansion, which, being in a line with the wall, presented one side to the street, from which a flight of steps opened to the door. A few paces further on, the wall, hitherto unbroken, made a curve inward, for the convenience of turning a carriage, or chair; and here, after assuring himself that he had not been observed, he resolved to watch for some favourable occasion for transmitting his billet to Agatha. It was intensely cold, but, harassed by a thousand anxieties, he did not heed the severity of the weather. In his present adventure, his ardent passion for Agatha, which distance and action had softened, but never subdued, was brought more fully into play, and, by its...show more

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  • Paperback | 462 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898087
  • 9781236898081