The Lord Mayor of London; Or, City Life in the Last Century Volume 2

The Lord Mayor of London; Or, City Life in the Last Century Volume 2

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...voice, looks, and manners, that produced an indescribable effect upon Tradescant. He fancied he had seen him before, but as the old gentleman declared he had not been in town for upwards of forty years, that was impossible. Again, on scrutinising Mr. Winter's features, he thought he could trace a likeness between him and Herbert, and even between the old gentleman and his own father--but this must surely be imaginary. But if Tradescant was puzzled, Crutchet was still more so. From the moment of the stranger's entrance, his curiosity had been strongly excited concerning him. Keeping his eyes upon him, he listened attentively to all Mr. Winter said, and the old gentleman's observations increased his astonishment and perplexity. At last he whispered to Tradescant, "If I didn't know your uncle, Godfrey Lorimer, was dead, I should declare he was standing before us." "Oddsflesh! Herbert, you are mighty well lodged here, I must say," observed Mr. Winter, glancing admiringly round the room. "Ah! there's a portrait of Sir Gresham over the fireplace I perceive; very like, I'll be sworn, though I haven't seen him since he was younger than you are. And how is he?--how is your worthy uncle?" "Never better, sir--he bears the fatigues of office wonderfully well," replied Herbert. "But allow me to present you to his son," he added, leading the old gentleman towards the others. "Tradescant, give me leave to introduce to you Mr. Winter--my maternal uncle and guardian." "His maternal uncle!" mentally ejaculated Tradescant; "that explains the likeness I detected between the old gentleman and himself, but not between the old gentleman and my father. Sir, I am very glad to see you--very glad...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553292
  • 9781236553294