Nell Gwynn - Comedian; A Novel

Nell Gwynn - Comedian; A Novel

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...shattered by the pistol bullet. During the remainder of their drive to London, Miss Jennings had no reason to complain of the moroseness of her lover. His mood had passed, and he was in the most buoyant spirits. When the coach drove into Whitehall, it was met by the King, Buckingham and Sedley. "Welcome back, Jack," cried the King. " Have you met with any adventures by the way? " " Oh, your Majesty, we were attacked by highwaymen--such ill-looking wretches! " cried Miss Jennings. "Ill-looking wretches I'll swear they were!" said the King between his bursts of laughter. "Ay, sir; but Jack--Mr. Churchill, I mean--killed them all," she cried. " Bravo, Jack--Jack the Giant-killer! " said the King. " What a pity 'tis that you did not bring their bodies home." " Nay, sir; I would not turn your Majesty's coach into a hearse," said Jack. " ButI brought a specimen of the gang--one Ben the Bolter. The fellows are unstrapping him from the leathers." " 'Snails! " said the merry monarch after a pause. " He belonged to the second gang," said Miss Jennings. " We were attacked twice. All the first gang escaped, and that was a pity, for I dare swear that they deserved hanging quite as well as the other rascals." " I do not doubt it, madam," said the King politely. CHAPTER V THE COMEDY OF A POOR ACTRESS " ' IS never Master Robert! " cried old Mar getson, the butler, uplifting his hands as the postillion pulled up the post chaise with a flourish at the porch of the Hall, and the Honourable Robert Cholmondeley dismounted. " 'Tis never Master Robert!" he said again, in more subdued tones, as the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850602
  • 9781236850607