The Sailor Boy; A Novel Volume 1-2

The Sailor Boy; A Novel Volume 1-2

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...a most daslnnv City buck, about five-and-twenty, much superior to 'l)owning in point of ligure, and indeed in every other reepect, an inordinate taste for drinking eXcepted, which he gratified without the least scruple, though his impertinence, when in liquor, generally drew him into sorzipes he had more than once had serious reasons to repent. He was now exceedingly tipsy, and, having pushed forward, bent down to take a survey of Mrs. and Miss Bloomfield, whom he hoped he had the' pleasure of seeing in good health. Edwa.rd's eyes were fixed upon Maria, who bowed a cool assent to his question, which the gentlernan chose to construe into a design to afirunt him; therei-ore, swearing a tolerable round oath, he supposed she did not think him worthy an answer. '_'_Give me leave, Sir,"addressing Fortescue, " to take your place; I have something of consequence to say to that young lady."--" 1 do not much understand this kind of etiquette, Sir," replied Edward," though I should suppose this is not a proper place for important communications; at all events, this is my birth, which I mean to keep, except I give it up to oblige a lady." " So, so, what I suppose you consider yourself in the light of a sentinel; if you are placed there, why I know the consequence of a man'-quitting his post. But perhaps that little gentleman will be more polite, for the lady is doubly guarded, it shall go hard, but I will displace one of her protectors for a few miimtes;"'vhispering a request that he would resign his place in Downing's car, who, in evident trepidation, replied, " Sir! " his head half turned; and half rising from lus seat," something to...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974077
  • 9781236974075