The Spirit of Buncle; Or the Surprising Adventures of That Original and Extraordinary Character John Buncle Esq

The Spirit of Buncle; Or the Surprising Adventures of That Original and Extraordinary Character John Buncle Esq

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...heart, ride on: Undaunted tread the various path through life. Day Thoughts. The sun was rising, when we mounted our horses, and I again went out to try my fortune in the world; not like the Chevalier of La Mancha, in hopes of conquering a kingdom, or marrying some great princess; hut to see if I could find another country girl for a wife, and get a little more money, as they were the only two things united that could secure me from melancholy, and confer real happiness. To this purpose, as the day was extremely fine, and Finn had something cold and a couple of bottles at the end of his wallet, I gave my horse the rein, and let him take what way his fancy chose. For some time, he gently trotted the path he had often gone, and over many a mountain made his road: but at last he brought me to a place I was quite a stranger to, and made a full stop at a deep and rapid water, which ran by the bottom of a very high hill I had not been up before. Over that river I made him go, though it was far from being safe, and after many hours, ride from that flood, we came to a fine rural scene. It was pasture-ground, of a large extent, and in many places covered with groves of trees of various kinds; walnuts, chesnuts, and oaks, the poplar, the plane-tree, the mulberry, and maple. There were likewise the Phoenician cedar, the larix, the large-leafed laurel, and the cytisus of Virgil. In the middle of this place were the ruins of an old seat, overrun with shrubby plants; the Virginia creeper, the box-thorn, the jessamine, the honeysuckle, the periwinkle, the birdweed, the ivy, and the climber; and near the door was a flowing spring of water, which formed a beautiful stream, and babbled to the river we came from. Charming scene! so silent, sweet, and pretty, that I...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511212
  • 9781236511218