The Novels of Walter Scott; With All His Introd. and Notes Volume 4

The Novels of Walter Scott; With All His Introd. and Notes Volume 4

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... Nicholas Faggot here, in his humble advice and petition that I should surrender myself, will consider yourselves as having amply discharged your duty to King George and Government." The cold and ironical tone in which he made this declaration; the look and attitude, so nobly expressive of absolute confidence in his own superior strength and energy, seemed to complete the indecision which had already shewn itself on the side of those whom he addressed. The Justice looked to the Clerk--the Clerk to the Justice; the former ha'd, eh'd, without bringing forth an articulate syllable; the latter only said, "As the warrant is destroyed, Mr Justice, I presume you do not mean to proceed with the arrest!" "Hum--ay--why, no--Nicholas--it would not be quite advisable--and as the Forty-five was an old affair--and--hem--as my friend here will, I hope, see his error--that is, if he has not seen it already--and renounce the Pope, the Devil, and the Pretender--I mean no harm, neighbour--I think we--as we have no pom, or constables, or the like--should order our horses--and, in one word, look the matter over." "Judiciously resolved," said the person whom this decision affected; "but before you go, I trust you will drink and be friends 1" "Why," said the Justice, rubbing his brow, "our business has been--hem--rather a thirsty one." "Cristal Nixon," said Mr Herries, "let us have a cool tankard instantly, large enough to quench the thirst of the whole commission." While Cristal was absent on this genial errand, there was a pause, of which I endeavoured to avail myself, by bringing back the discourse to my own concerns. "Sir, I said to Justice Foxley, " i have no more

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  • Paperback | 900 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 45.21mm | 1,573.96g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236500008
  • 9781236500007