Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopaedia of Universal Authorship; Selected from the Standard Authors of All Nations and All Time Volume 1

Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopaedia of Universal Authorship; Selected from the Standard Authors of All Nations and All Time 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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...ofmy Lurutlord, distinguishes his " sister-shadow, the author of the very lively work entitled Marriage," as one of those best qualified to illustrate the varieties of Scottish character which he had left untouched; Miss Ferriel"s second work, The Inheritance, appeared in 1824; and in I831, Destiny, or Uu 0/lllfl Daughler, a story illustrative of Highland manners and scenery. The following amusing sketch is from the second wo1'k. The great use of delineating absurditim ls, that ws may know how far human folly can go; the account, therefore, ought, of absolute necessity, to be fnithfnl.--JOHNSON. The first appearance of the Holm was highly prepossessing. It was a large, handsome-loolb ing house, situated in a well-wooded park, by the side of a broad placid river, and an air of seclusion and stillness reigned all round, which. impressed the mind with images of peace and repose. The interior of the house was no leis promising--there was a spacious hall and a handsome staircase, with all appliances to boot--but as they approached the drawing-room, all the luxurious indolence of thought, inspired by the tranquillity of the scenery, was quickly dispelled by the discordant sounds which issued from thence; and when the door was thrown open, the footman in vain attempted to announce the visitors. In the middle of the room all the chairs were collected to form a coach and horses for the Masters and Misses Fairbairn.--One unruly-looking urchin sat in front, cracking a long whip with all his might----another acted as guard behind, and blew a shrill trumpet with all his strcngth--while a third, in a night-cap and flannel lappet, who had somewhat the sir of having quurrelled with the rest of the party, paraded up and down, in solitary...show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873734
  • 9781236873736