Mrs. Brown in London, by Arthur Sketchley
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: ...this does." "What's that?" says Brown. "Why, whatever do you think," says I, "if the Royal Princesses and the rest of the Eoyal Family ain't a-goin' to run a race at Creinorne Gardens." "Who told you that rubbish?" says Brown. I says, "Eubbish it may be, but 'ere it is in print, and they don't never piint falsehoods." "Don't they," says Brown. "Well," says I, "they wouldn't be likely to take the trouble to print 'em, for tho' tellin' 'em is what I don't 'old with, yet it ain't the same trouble as printin' 'em." "Where's the printin'?" says Brown. "Here," says I; for I was a-doin' what I may say I'm 'ardly ever give to, and that is readin', for they do put such a deal of rubbish in the papers now-a-days as there's no use a-payin' attention to, and, besides, they prints 'em that ridiculous size as they're ain't no readin', not even them as 'as eyes, which I'm thankful as I can see our milkman, and know 'im from one end of the street to the other, so it can't be that my sight is failin', tho' Brown "as took to glasses, and there's only six months betweeen us in reality, tho' he always will 'ave as he's four years younger than me, cos he says he was born on the 31st of February, as only 'appens once in four years, as the sayin' is. So when Brown 'ad looked at the paper, he says, "There you are again at your mistakes. Why it's balloons in honour of the Royal Family." "Well," I says, "whatever the Queen's magistracy can be thinkin' of for to let her Eoyal Family go up in a balloon is more than I can make out; but," I says, " we lives in strange times," for I see one once as went over this 'ouse, and I...
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