Traditions of the Scottish Peasantry; With Other Fire-Side Chit-Chat Collected on a Tour in the North of England and in the Highlands of Scotland

Traditions of the Scottish Peasantry; With Other Fire-Side Chit-Chat Collected on a Tour in the North of England and in the Highlands of Scotland

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...power to call hither him who is gone with the streamj for know, that I am deeply versed in legerdemain." To that the Gooroo rejoicing answered, If you will do this, we will give you forty five fanams which we have provided for our journey." Then the other, raising a stick which he held in his hand, 'Tis in thissaid he, that this art is contained. If you will range yourselves in a row, and as you receive a blow upon the back, will each reckon by calling out his name, I will cause all six of you to be here present." Having thus placed them, he first gave the Gooroo a thump on the back: Hollal" cried he, 'tis I myself the Gooroo!" One, ' replied the man. In this manner he gave a blow to all of tliem, and each repeating his name respectively and casting up the account, they agreed in finding that not one among the six was mifsing. Being therefore astonished, they came round the conjurer, and bestowing great praise on him, paid him the money which they had promised and went away. French Saloons. Tou will scarcely imagine that the best informed men in Paris may meet together in the same room, without entering into any of those general conversations in which the delicacy and taste which distinguishes their country, might be devclopped. "Who will credit me when I say, that, in these afsemblies, there is to be found neither conversation, politenefs, nor elegance? and that the best educated men think they have paid their debt to French politenefs, when, after being announced, they walk up to the lady of the house, and make an awkward obeisance, the brevity of which speedily sets them at liberty E to talk upon busincfs with those individuals of their acquaintance whom they happened to espy on entering. To...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578279
  • 9781236578273