Mathews's New Burdget of Fun or Multum in Multum in Parvo; Containing All the Whim, Frolic and Eccentricity in His Mail-Coach Adventures, with a Numbe

Mathews's New Burdget of Fun or Multum in Multum in Parvo; Containing All the Whim, Frolic and Eccentricity in His Mail-Coach Adventures, with a Numbe

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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. 18 edition. Excerpt: ...said the fearless HilHTnian, us well afi St. Denis knew his way across the I.iiiVy with his hoad in his mouth.' 'Oh you nasty fellow! talking of having his head in his mouth; declare he makes me quite sick.' We entered the carriage, and Larry got up behind; Ihe motion of the vehicle made the widow's tongue swing like the pendulum of a clock. She was delighted with every thing she saw: 'What a charming place Paris is! what long loaves! what large melons!' Dowgate complained and found fault with every thing he saw. The widow continued, ' What a nice place Vendome is!' ' Damn bad Hanover-square, madam.' 'What a long street Elonore is!' 'Damn bad Strand, madam.' 'Then Montmatre, sir!'; Damn bad Primrose Hill, madam.' Wo now came to a bridge. ' Dear me, ' said the widow, ' Is Ibis one of their boasted bridges? well. I am quite disappointed, it is not broader than Lea bridge.' 'Wide enough, ma'am, for the river, ' said Dowgate. 'And pray what's the name of the river, sir?' 'Fleet ditch, I should think, ma'am--catch the idea.' 'The river, ma'am, ' said I, 'is called the Seine.' 'The Smie.' and pray, sir, why is it called theSune?' 'To distinguish it ma'am from the in-tane who dwell upon its banks--catch the idea.' 'Larry, ' said I, what's the name of this bridge?' 'Austerlitz, sir, ' said Larry; but I saw by his countenance this was a haphazard solution, so I called to the diiver, ' What's the name of this bridge, my lad?' ' Oui, Messieuis, it is de Punt-ncnf.' 'There, Larry, said I, 'you see you were wrong.' 'Fait, sir, and aint Pont-neuf French for Austerlitz? but Propria gui Maribus dicat, as Pliny says, in his memoirs of the French Revolution.' I prevailed upon them to stop at the Luxemburg, to see Ruben's relehiated picture of the Birth and Marriage ofshow more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499840
  • 9781236499844