The Journal of a Tour Made by Senor Juan de Vega [Pseud.]; The Spanish Minstrel of 1828-9, Through Great Britain and Ireland, a Character Assumed by a

The Journal of a Tour Made by Senor Juan de Vega [Pseud.]; The Spanish Minstrel of 1828-9, Through Great Britain and Ireland, a Character Assumed by a

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...said one, " he's a foreign nobleman." " Ah," replied the other, " how comical these men " dresses in those parts; here our merry-andrews " dresses so." Here followed a general laugh, in which I could not help silently joining. I made an attempt at two or three other places, and found that my appearance created equal signs of fear, as in the first case. I really never could have supposed, that so much timidity could exist amongst this class of people, particularly in this part of the kingdom. At last I managed to get something at a chandler's shop; and then returned to the hotel, and being exceedingly tired went off" to bed imme-. diately. The next morning, at half-past eight, I got up, tolerably recovered from the jolting effects of my journey. My thoughts again reverted to my interesting young friend. Every thing that happened during my short acquaintance with him came vividly across the imagination: there appeared to be an impenetrable mystery hanging over him, that greatly attracted my attention. 202 MY NEW LODGING. At ten o'clock, I proceeded to look for apartments. After seeking for some time, I could get nothing better than a very small room, I had at first met with and strongly pressed to accept by the owner. When I asked his terms, he looked enquiringly at his good old wife, who was standing by, for her opinion. She appeared to be embarrassed, and pulled her thumb about. There was a slight pause, as if for a little reflection; and the man at last said, " Well, now, " will two shillings a week be too much for you?" " I will give you three," I replied; and thus the matter ended very agreeably to both parties. I begged the old lady to arrange my breakfast whilst her spouse went to the hotel for my luggage. My breakfast was soon prepared, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662024
  • 9781236662026