The Parliamentary Novels Volume N . 15
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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... down," he said to Mr. Morton, who was up in town. "I need n't go to the great barrack, I suppose." The great barrack was the Castle. "I 'll put up at the inn." Mr. Morton begged the heir to come to his own house; but Silverbridge declared that he would prefer the inn, and so the matter was settled. He was to meet sundry politicians, --Mr. Sprugeon and Mr. Sprout and Mr. Du Boung, --who would like to be thanked for what they had done. But who was to go with him! He would naturally have asked Tregear, but from Tregear he had for the last week or two been, not perhaps estranged, but separated. He had been much taken up with racing. He had gone down to Chester with Major Tifto, and under the Major's auspicious influences had won a little money;--and now he was very anxiously preparing himself for the Newmarket Second Spring Meeting. He had therefore passed much of his time with Major Tifto. And when this visit to Silverbridge was pressed on him he thoughtlessly asked Tifto to go with him. Tifto was delighted. Lord Silverbridge was to be met at Silverbridge by various wellknown politicians from the neighbourhood, and Major Tifto was greatly elated by the prospect of such an introduction into the political world. But no sooner had the offer been made by Lord Silverbridge than he saw his own indiscretion. Tifto was very well for Chester or Newmarket, very well perhaps for the Beargarden, but not very well for an electioneering expedition. An idea came to the young nobleman that if it should be his fate to represent Silverbridge in Parliament for the next twenty years, it would be well that Silverbridge should entertain respecting him some exalted estimation, --that Silverbridge should be taught to regard him as a fit son of his...
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