Memoirs of a Peeress

Memoirs of a Peeress

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...devoting considerable attention to my sister. In particular, we were followed by a Neapolitan fisherman, whose remarks outstepped the bounds that render complimentcomplimentary. " Very fine creatures for milk-maids! "---cried our tormentor. " To see them toss their heads, one would fancy they had never been within hail of an honest fisherman before. Yet, after all, I doubt it they-are anything better than the daughters of a " Sir!" criedxsir Marcus, in a rage. " Hush, hush! " I interrupted. '_' We are in a place of privileged impertinence." ' ' _ ' " Hark, again! " cried the Neapolitan. " Some people are fond of crying out against sauciness, who themselves " " My good friend," said lord Ailesfort, " let me recommend you to leave these ladies to the society of those who are privileged to protect them from your intrusions." ''" Privileged? Santissimo Gennaro!" exclaimed the unsilenceable sailor; " not half so privileged as myself! "--and, as he was actually on the point of placing his arm round my waist, sir Marcus thrust him aside, and would have torn off his mask, when our mutual exclamation of" Dearest Lizzy, don't you know mination to the dispute. It was indeed Alfred, who, arrived in London from the Mediterranean, had followed us by Fitzirnham's advice from Chesterfield Street to the masquerade. And well might his sisters be excused for not recognizing the awkward Eton boy, in the fine, tall, manly officer who now presented himself; but who, as a gallant-lieutenant, had not out-grown the thoughtless pranks of boyhood. " What events in the family since I quitted you, dear...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865863
  • 9781236865861