The Village Gentleman, and the Attorney at Law; A Narrative

The Village Gentleman, and the Attorney at Law; A Narrative

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ... finer compliment than you can imagine," satirically answered sir VVilliam; " and which will not be soon forgotten." " Upon my honour I never shall beable 'to defend myself against the united force of such consummate wit and wisdom," said 'by the duke of her ladyship, laughing. " However, I shall beg of my wise friend to explain himself particularly on the subject, as I was most unmercifully rallied and called a flatterer; but here comes the very young man in all the world for whom I could wish at this crisis," said her ladyship, as Mr. Charles Deven gsily entered the saloon: " I_ am 'sure he will say something handsome in my favour, and enliven the conversation by his good sense and pleasant humour." " I am glad, Charles, you are come to our relief," said lady.Deven, " for your father has almost given us the vapours by his gravity and double enlendres. I hate that unintelligible way, of speaking." " I think my father has been rather fortunate in his mode of expression, as, probably, he had a different meaning for each lady at the same time;--but as to being grave," said he, turning to lady Plausible, " I should think it hardly possible to be serious in your company. May I know the subject of your conversation?" " Flattery," answered her ladyship, with the most bew-itching smile of sweetness; " and I shall expect that you will do me the favour to define it."'v " I know not whom my definition will gratify," said he, with._ the coldest indifference; " but in my simple opinion, fiattery is a formidable kind of monster, which makes its approaches under the most pleasing appearances;...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933087
  • 9781236933089