The Watchman

The Watchman

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...sat down in the arbour, and the ladies took a seat, one on each side of him, and all three were soon engaged in animated conversation. An hour passed speedily away, when Judge Murray made his appearance. The arbour in which his daughter and her friends were seated overlooked the road, and the Judge espied Arthur almost as soon as he had alighted from his palanquin, and hastily advancing towards the bower, he met the young man, who on his part had dutifully advanced to meet his future father-in-law, half way. "Ton my word," said the judge, as he grasped the proffered hand of the young man and shook it heartily; "'pon my word, my young friend, you appear to have presumed already upon your relationship in posse, if not in esse. I find you actually in possession of my castle, and, for aught I know, if I had not come in the nick of time, you would have carried my daughter off without leave or licence." "Except that which you yourself gave me, sir," said Captain Donaldson, interrupting the old gentleman. "You recollect, sir, you put me upon two years' probation, and then promised me your daughter's hand. That period has expired to-day." "No, not 'till to-morrow," said the judge; "not 'till tomorrow, Master Donaldson. You have forestalled the time, Bir." "At twelve o'clock to-day, sir," interposed the young officer, '"the two years expired." "And you actually were silly enough to ask for leave of absence from your regiment, for the sole object of coming here and keeping your tryst with that foolish child." "I was, sir," replied the young man, "and surely you don't blame me for so doing P" "Why, not exactly," rejoined the judge;...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508068
  • 9781236508065