Tales of an American Landlord, Vol. 2 of 2

Tales of an American Landlord, Vol. 2 of 2 : Containing Sketches of Life South of the Potomac (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Tales of an American Landlord, Vol. 2 of 2: Containing Sketches of Life South of the Potomac As the liquor which they continued to drink in immoderate quantities mounted more and more into their heads, the fear and restraint which they appeared to feel in the presence of a dark-looking man, who stood near, wore off; and they began by hints and quotations to signify unequivocally the character of the company. I had intended, Mr. Walker, ' said I, to have spent a cheerful evening at the Cross Keys; but these gentlemen seem to be any thing rather than good fellows.' No, no, ' returned Walker; I grant you they are not such good fellows as we used to meet in Duke's Court; but they are indifferent good in one sense. They be men of good government; being governed as the sea is, by their noble and chaste mistress the moon, under the light of whose countenance - they steal.' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 354g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243304463
  • 9780243304462