The Prose Works; Containing Chronicles of the Canongate, Anne of Geierstein, Tales of a Grandfather Volume 7

The Prose Works; Containing Chronicles of the Canongate, Anne of Geierstein, Tales of a Grandfather Volume 7

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...The chief cow of the herd.. who carnes the bouquets and garlands, and leads the rest to the chalet, has not a stalelier pace. And how l deftly you approached her and spoke to her; I could, not have done it with so much grace---But it ii like that you have served apprentice to the 00"" trade?" _ _ __. "By Saint Mary, but I must have some victuals and drink first," said Sigismund, " if your credit in this fine place reaches so far." " Doubt it not, Sigismund," said Arthur; and, by the intervention of Mordaunt, he easily procured, in a more retired apartment, a collation and wine, to which the young Biederman did great honour, smacking his lips with much gusto after the delicious wines, to which, in spite of his father's ascetic precepts, his palate was beginning to be considerably formed and habituated. VVhen he found himself alone with a flash of can rfitie and a biscuit, and his friend Arthur, he was easily led to continue his tale of conquest. " Vell--where was l--Oh, where we broke their infantry---well--they never rallied, and fell into greater confusion at every step--and we might have slaughtered one half of them, had we not stopt to examine Chares's camp. Mercy on us, Arthur, what a sight was there! Every pavilion was full of rich clothes, splendid armour, and great dishes and tlagons, which some men said were of silver; but I knew there was not so much silver in the world, and was sure they must be of pewter, rarely burnished. Here there were hosts of laced lackeys, and grooms, and pages, and as many attendants as there were soldiers in the army; and th0u$autl., for whatl knew, of pretty maidens. By the same token, both meninls and maidens placed themselves at the...show more

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  • Paperback | 850 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,488g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896556
  • 9781236896551