Walter Colyton; A Tale of 1688 Volume N . 1

Walter Colyton; A Tale of 1688 Volume N . 1

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...and draw it from its sheath unless you apologize before the present company for certain injurious terms which you have thought proper to apply to me both last night and this morning." "Certainly, certainly, you are entitled to it, and I have not the smallest hesitation in complying with your request; I recall them all with the greatest pleasure, '" said the Mayor, as abject now as he had previously been rude and overbearing. "You must yourself confess that appearances were suspicious, but had I known your real quality, you can hardly suppose, my good friend, that--" "Stop him, Sir, stop him," cried Catherine aside to Walter, "he is offering you a greater insult than ever by calling you his good friend." "As I must take leave to decline the honour of your friendship," said Walter, "I beg you will not thus address me. I am satisfied with your public retraction, which I hope will prove a salutary lesson, and teach you not to be so foul-mouthed in future." "How can he help it, poor fellow! when he is evidently in the habit of eating his own words V inquired Catherine of her friend. "And I would further caution you, ' resumed Walter, "never to draw harsh and unfavourable conclusions from a man's looks. "Unless when he looks in the glass," added Catherine. "You wild and witty creature!" exclaimed her friend, "you are really quite incorrigible--your amazing spirits run away with you. You must check this overflowing raillery and badinage, or I must positively forswear your society." "And now to conclude this disagreeable affair," said Walter; "as the only compensation I require for my night's unjust confinement, and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568079
  • 9781236568076