Playing About; Or Theatrical Anecdotes and Adventures, with Scenes of General Nature, from the Life; In England, Scotland, and Ireland Volume 2

Playing About; Or Theatrical Anecdotes and Adventures, with Scenes of General Nature, from the Life; In England, Scotland, and Ireland 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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...for the " bucking o' claes." Further down the stream all was quiet. In the centre of a very shallow part stood a living picture, of a kind unusual in those scenes--a large milk-white, long-horned cow, of beauty so rare, that her beholders raved of Europa, as if they had been on the Grecian border of Asia; and called the fair ruminator Pasiphae, though there was no need of pacifying her, for she was all one peace, and.plenty too; but, with the vanity of a petted belle, as my Bell noticed her, she waded to the bank, and drew her quarters ashore, laying her rosy mouth on the admirer's arm, to have her hair dressed with flowers, which her breath rivalled in sweetness. Shaw (though not entirely the poet Cuthbert's namesake), thus doubly perfumed, while practising the tricks ofa cow'sc0fl'eur, was a new sort of Cuddie Head-rig. Beyond Scone lie a knot of islets, covered with willows. To see their vistas well one had to cross a bridge, over a narrow stream, which ran into the Tay. The banks, however, sloped to some width and height; the brig, at their top, was old, yet ricketty. My pedestrian would not step on it, but ere her companion could prevent, cleared, at a bound, the water, which was clear enough before. Ditto back again, when they resolved on returning. VOL. II. T 170 VISITING THE SICK. Then " a change came o'er the spirit of her dream." She walked fast, striving to talk and smile, but really sick of hunger, and wet feet. I awaited them, with breakfast ready; bed, therefore, was not for her. She would not alarm Mrs. Mason. The M'Leans took care of the sufferer; and, as soon as we could leave her sanctorum, we promenaded till dinner. When Mrs. Mac called the doser, Blu did not, as...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972724
  • 9781236972729