Lorimer Littlegood, Esq; A Young Gentleman Who Wished to See Life and Saw It Accordingly

Lorimer Littlegood, Esq; A Young Gentleman Who Wished to See Life and Saw It Accordingly

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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. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ... studies. With all these delights, however, he was not a happy man. He missed his old associates--not that he loved them, or that they cared an iota for him, but from mere habit. He was accustomed to them, and could not be comfortable without their noise, and their rows, and their oaths; though even Bill was proud to exhibit his quondam friends in his new house to the critical gaze of servants and dependents. At length he resolved to give them all a grand entertainment, or, as he termed it, "a jolly blow out." So keeping himself moderately sober for once, he sallied forth, and called at the forge, and in the old alley, and sought out the most disreputable fellows in both places (they being his most intimate friends) and invited them all to a supper at the " Pig and Vampire," the landlord of which was profuse in expressions of delight at beholding Bill's charming countenance once more, and renewed his congratulations on the subject of the fortune. The important evening arrived at last, and with it arrived also the guests--punctually at 8 P. M. Bill was greeted with the noisiest demonstrations of affection, and three cheers were raised in his honor. Already he had been at work in his studio, and was just getting on to the high road to exhilaration. The table was spread with a clean cloth--a luxury that probably only one of the party ever partook of elsewhere. Bill assumed the chair with grand importance--the dishes were brought in--the covers removed, and the feast displayed. It was plentiful, if not refined in taste. There was a tremendous goose stuffed with sage and onions, a sirloin of beef, a boiled leg of mutton and turnips, a large dish of tripe and onions, a rabbit pie, and a huge piece of boiled bacon--enough, at all events, for the...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669940
  • 9781236669940