Punch Volume 7

Punch Volume 7

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...tie ourselves to ill-health, believing it vastly interesting. I can ride forty miles a day, and take a hedge with any fellow of five-and-twenty. I say, I speak of these things, that you may know me as I am. Moreover, I assure yon I eat with my own teeth, and grow my own hair. Besides this, I am only two-and-fifty. What do you say, madam? As for vices, as I am an honest man, I do not think I can lay any to my charge. I may have my human weaknesses--such, indeed, as I have touched upon above; but, madam, it has ever been my study through life to be respectable: I have the handsomest pew in the church, and don't owe any man a shilling. Well, my dear madam, it is getting late, and I must conclude. I hate to be out of bed after eleven--it is now past twelve. Hence, you must perceive how very much I am interested in this business. In another ten minutes I shall be asleep, and dreaming of you. May I wake to find my dream--for I know what it will be--a reality! If our solicitors are mutually satisfied, will you name the day i I am superstitious about days--say, then, say Thursday week, and believe me your devoted lover, till death, LETTER XXIV. The Widow's Answer. Sir, Your favour of last night has, I own, surprised me. What! after one meeting, and that at a card-party, to make such an offer! Well to be sure, you men are strange creatures! What, indeed, could you have seen in my conduct to think I could look over such boldness! As for the rational point of life you speak of, I must confess I know not when that exactly occurs; do you think it--at least with women--at two-and-thirty: or if not, may I beg to know what age you consider me I Perhaps, though, my early and irreparable loss may have brought a look of premature age upon me. It is very...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504666
  • 9781236504661