The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon. the History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond. Burlesques

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon. the History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond. Burlesques

List price: US$39.17

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... Mr. Macraw, M.P., and King's counsel, had not a single guinea in the world but what he received for attending our board; and the only man seizablo was Mr. Manstraw, a wealthy navy contractor, as we understood, at Chatham. He turned out to be a small dealer in marine stores, and his whole stock in trade was not worth 10/. Mr. Abednego was the other director, and we have already seen what became of Aim. "Why, as there is no danger from the West Diddlesex," suggested Mr. Hoskins, senior, "should you not now endeavor to make an arrangement with your creditors; and who can make a better bargain with them than pretty Mrs. Titmarsh here, whose sweet eyes would soften the hardest-hearted tailor or milliner that ever lived?" Accordingly, my dear girl, one bright day in February, shook me by the hand, and bidding me be of good cheer, set off with Gus in a coach, to pay a visit to those persons. Little did I think a year before, that the daughter of the gallant Smith should ever be compelled to be a suppliant to tailors and haberdashers; but she, heaven bless her! felt none of the shame which oppressed me--or said she felt none--and went away, nothing doubting, on her errand. In the evening she came back, and my heart thumped to know the news. I saw it was bad by her face. For some time she did not speak, but looked as pale as death, and wept as she kissed me. "You speak, Mr. Augustus," at last said she, sobbing; and so Gus told me the circumstances of that dismal day. "What do you think, Sam 1" says he; "that infernal aunt of yours, at whose command you had the things, has written to the tradesmen to say that you are a swindler and impostor; that you give out that she ordered the goods; that she is ready to drop...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604636
  • 9781236604637