The Prose Works; Containing Tales of My Landlord, the Monastery Volume 2

The Prose Works; Containing Tales of My Landlord, the Monastery 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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...occurred to divert her purpose. Jeanie (she is a favourite, and we beg her pardon for still using the familiar title) had-walked down to the sea-side with her children one morning after breakfast, when the boys, whose' sight was more discriminating than hers, exclaimed, that " the captain's coach and six was coming right for the shore, with ladies in it." Jeanie instinctively bent her eyes on the approaching boat, and became soon sensible that there were two females in the stern, seated beside the gracious Duncan, who acted as pilot. It was a point of politeness to walk towards the landingplace, in order to receive them, especially as she saw that the Captain of Knockdunder was upon honour and ceremony. His piper was in the how of the boat, sending forth music, of which one half sounded the better that the other was drowned by the waves and the breeze. Moreover, he himself had his hrigadier wig newly frizzed, his bonnet (he had abjured the cooked hat) decorated with Saint George's red cross, his uniform mounted as a captain of militia, the duke's flag with the boar's head displayed---all intimated parade and gals. As Mrs Butler approached the landing-place, she observed the captain hand the ladies ashore with marks of great attention; and the party advanced towards her, the captain a few steps before the two ladies, of whom the taller and elder leaned on the shoulder of the other, who seemed to be an attendant or servant. As they met, Duncan, in his best, most important, and deepest tone of Highland civility, " Pegged leave to introduce to Mrs Putler, Lady--eh-ehI hae forgotten your leddyship's name." " Never mind my name, sir," said the lady; " I trust Mrs...show more

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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 798g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236898648
  • 9781236898647