A New and Vastly Improved Edition of the Industrial Resources of Wisconsin Volume 2

A New and Vastly Improved Edition of the Industrial Resources of Wisconsin Volume 2

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...amply supplied with Wine and whiskey, eatables being supplied from Lord Kingston's. On one Sunday, Mr. Massey's eldest son asked me to go with him to pay a visit to the Rev. Mr. Lloyd, the Protestant Rector of the parish, who lived in the lovely valley, occupying a residence that would not disgrace a naboh. I was acquainted with his father who was highly respectable, but not with himself. I was scarcely introduced to the Rector, who knew me well, though never having seen me before, when he ordered the butler to prepare lunch, according to the usual custom of that land of real hospitality, ordering me to fill my glass, which I did without much pressing, the day being very warm. On raising the glass to my mouth, he cried out, " stop, sir, for a moment," he brought a large flint-glass tumbler, which would contain a pint, which he filled to the brim with sparkling wine, a part of which I took without delay. The Rev. Gentleman said that he prevented me from drinking out of the small glass, as he intended to send that tumbler up to Dublin, in order to engrave on it the following inscription: "John Gregory of Dublin, the Civil Engineer, Geologist, Astronomer and Philosopher drank wine out of this tumbler. I will give it to my eldest boy, with an injunction that it should be preserved in the family." Mr. Massey next proposed to me to pay a visit to Mr. Kane, the Parish Priest, to which I consented with pleasure. I had scarcely time to be introduced to the Rev. Mr. Kane, when he placed on the table an ample decanter full of good whiskey, and ordered his man to bring sugar and water. Mr. Massey having told the priest what the parson had done, said, " I would do better. I will send this decanter up to...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832310
  • 9781236832313