Milton Davenant; A Tale of the Times We Live in Volume 1

Milton Davenant; A Tale of the Times We Live in Volume 1

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...somewhat abruptly, addresses his conversation to the eldest Miss Snoreham, replies with mere common civility to her sister, and devotes himself for some time most assiduously to the elder. The evening passes off pleasantly. The guests separate. Those who remain retire to rest; but they sleep not all soundly. The host lies awake, but not from trouble or sorrow: he is thinking the whole entertainment over. First and last, he is convinced that nothing could have gone off better--very glad he asked Pym down--first-rate man--decided hit--must have him again. He is glad, too, that Miss Davenant has called at last--not sorry that he was out walking with Pym at the time--rather a pity though that she had not seen Pym. By the way--capital thought--good excuse--they should all call at the hall to-morrow--Ellerton and Seymour only there for a day--nice fellow Ellerton--odd fellow Seymour, very odd--not altogether to his taste, &c. &c. &c. Now, gentle reader, imagine not, I pray thee, for one single instant, or, if thou hast allowed the thought to enter thy brain, dismiss it forthwith, that the Rev. Walpole Snoreham, Rector of Milton Davenant, and Rural Dean, was in the habit of expressing himself, even in the solitude of his chamber, in the disjointed and inelegant sentences, or suggestive clauses, which thou hast just perused. No! forbid it dignity! forbid it duty!--that duty which he owed to himself and to those social institutions of which he was at once a pillar and a type. But, on his couch, the thoughts, unuttered, thus scintillated from his vigorous brain, which is, as we all know, a mere piece of mechanism, charged with electric fluid as full as it will hold: its capacity of containing which measures the term of its continuous action, commonly...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236657721
  • 9781236657725