The Misadventures of Mr. Catlyne, Q.C; An Autobiography Volume 1
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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...foremost man! It was impossible to over-estimate the importance of this stroke of good fortune to myself. My languid imagination warmed up, glowed--filled the future with those brilliant possible opportunities which seemed to derive from it. In a suit so complicated, appeals, motions, consultations innumerable would be sure to follow. The Duke was not likely to take a defeat in an action of this sort, or abandon the contest, as long as a single legal stone remained still to be turned over. I should perhaps find myself before the Lords; make a reputation on the score of it. I should undoubtedly be invited to the autumnal battues at Mount Treasure House, which would make a pleasant break in the long vacation. The chimes from the cathedral steeple rang out cheerily as I passed on. How strong and full the notes of the brave clarion swept down the wind. Sandyflat was famous for its bells. How distinct the congratulation of those metal tongues! Near and close it came to me, how personal it seemed! so clamorous and direct was the reference to myself I thought. So plainly did the exultant bells articulate--Good luck--good luck to me they seemed to say, and the sweeping wind carried the news down into every court and alley as I hurried along the street. Alas! it was a mocking note. I never was lucky in anything, or trusted in my good fortune for a breathing space, that it did not suddenly give way underneath me. Chapter VI. Entering the hotel I encountered little Lollypop, of our circuit, just landed by the mail. He and a friend were en route, to Lough Rooster for the salmon fishing. I had the boys up to dinner--it was a pleasant evening. I was in excellent spirits. Yet Lollypop criticised the wine, condemned the dinner, rated the waiter. He was...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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