The Trance of Fitzerse

The Trance of Fitzerse

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...thus to connect the present with the past. May I ask you, sir, if you have often visited this country?" "Oh, I see, the neighbourhood. No, this is only my second visit. The first was before I had the pleasure of your acquaintance. I ran down one day to meet a Mr. Redpath, who has a practice in the town. You know him, I suppose?" "Know him!" I cried, ignoring utterly the r&le I had assumed, and flying off, as it were, at a tangent, just as I had done at the mention of Miss Merridew. Indeed, it seemed as though the sound of those familiar names evoked the past and rendered me oblivious of all change. "Know him, indeed! You could not find a man in all the country side who does not know old Redpath. Methinks I see him now, astride upon the ass his humour styles his 'pony of Jerusalem, ' his long legs nearly reaching to the ground, as he scuttles off to shave or let of blood. When we were boys, Jeff Armstrong and I were mad enough, one day, to steal the signboard from his dwelling and hang it on the donkey's tail. Off he went, at a gallop, with all his qualifications emblazoned on his ass, 'Blood-letting sixpence, tooth-drawing threepence, easy shaving one penny.' He had not proceeded far before he was at the head of a whole posse comitatm of village urchins. But he took it all in gcoi part, and we never heard of the matter again." "A very amusing picture, Doctor, and one that does credit to your imagination. But I say, Brown, I must be off or I shall lose my train. Good evening, Mrs. Fitzerse. Goodbye, Doctor." "You won't go without some refreshment," said Mrs Fitzerse, "if it is only a glass of wine. It will not detain you a minute." "No wine for me, thanks." On...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988116
  • 9781236988119