Tales of Our Counties, Or, Provincial Portraits Volume 1

Tales of Our Counties, Or, Provincial Portraits Volume 1

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...the M ersey: the leaders are men of broken fortunes, one of whom calls his band Amphiscii. common: but there was a peculiarity in Neckfort's case; he prided himself on being a man of some sentiment, and fell in love with an orphan oyster-girl, on the Liverpool Parade. She was very pretty, and her story was very affecting; and it appeared to Oswald only a duty to rescue a forlorn fellow-creature from the chances of further misfortune. Her consent was by no means difficult to obtain, and he married her: she did however make some of those scruples which a sentient female may have been supposed to entertain at contemplating the sequences of such a marriage; but her objections only strengthened the determination of 'Neckfort, ' at the same time that they raised her in his opinion. The lady was all amiability for some months; Oswald reformed, and became quite domestic: nay, he was so charmed with his wife, that he took it into his head to be jealous of her, and quarrelling with the young Curate of the parish (who had been formerly in the army) on this score, he turned him out of his house, and forbade his entering it again. The lady, instead of being flattered with this mark of affection, fell into hysterics, swooned, wept, stamped, and swore a small oath; and, from that moment, wore the well-known ensigns of--supremacy. Poor Neckfort in a short time found himself little better than an uppergroom, while his wife rioted at an enormous expense, and with company of her own choosing, among whom was the reinstated Curate. In less than two years, mortgages and the cutting down of timber could go no farther in aid of extravagance, and therefore the late proprietors of Overton Hall were compelled to depart. The lady set off for London, and has never been heard..show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501519
  • 9781236501516