The Lion; A Tale of the Coteries Volume 2

The Lion; A Tale of the Coteries Volume 2

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...was repeated twice, ere it reached his ear. " Shall my cab take you home, or which way were you going?" " To--to--Letrille's," replied the Genius abruptly. " Whew.....!--" ejaculated Fullarton, in his blithest tone;--" One of us! well, I shall go in, and finish my hundred and my bottle, and find my way there, too, by-and-bye;"--and Fullarton disappeared. " Good evening, my lord," said Robert, not knowing how else to quitthe illustrious magnifico, who still remained standing before himhis usual vacancy, as has been said, strangely disturbed by that rare guest--an idea. " A--a... you are going to Letrille's! I will walk that way myself. The night's splendid. Perhaps you will wait till they bring me my hat," and in another instant the Genius, for whom the wonders of the night seemed to have no end, was loitering down St. James's Street, by the side of the emptiest lord in ' London. But, exhausted by such rapid changes, Robert submitted to the companionship with an indifference which stood him in good stead. Now, Lord Alton, it should be told, was one of those whom blunt speakers would describe as " a thorough failure." He had failed in the House; he had failed on the turf; he had failed in a city marriage, to patch up his ruined fortunes. There was that shabby plainness in his appearance, from which the high-born are not always exempt. He had an awkward, angular figure, unmanageable hair, ill-finished ears. Yet he was to be seen, season after season, flaunting away in the world, as obtrusively as if he had possessed animal spirits to enjoy its gaieties, or originality enough to make a figure. " A.. a.. Mr. Brandon," he...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691659X
  • 9781236916594