The Waverley Novels Volume 9

The Waverley Novels Volume 9

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...damask napkin, I trow! Marry quep, my cousin the weaver! And why the cucking-stool, I pray?--because my young lady is comely, and the young squire is a man of mettle, reverence to his beard that is to come yet! Have we not eyes to see, and have we not a mouth and a tongue?" " In troth, Dame Gillian, they do you wrong who doubt it," said Eveline's nurse, who stood by; " but I prithee, keep it shut now, were it but for womanhood." "How now, mannerly Mrs. Margery?" replied the incorrigible Gillian; "is your heart so high, because you dandled our young lady on your knee fifteen years since?--Let me tell you, the cat will find its way to the cream, though it was brought up on an abbess's lap." " Home, housewife--home l" exclaimed her husband, the old huntsman, who was weary of this public exhibition of his domestic termagant--"home, or I will give you a taste of my dog leash--I'Iere are both the confessor and Wilkin Flammock wondering at your impudence." " Indeed!" replied Gillian; " and are not two fools enough for wonderment, that you must come with your grave pate to make up the number three?" There was a general laugh at the huntsman's expense, under cover of which he prudently withdrew his spouse, without attempting to continue the war of tongues, in which she had shewn such a decided superiority. This controversy, so light is the change in human spirits, especially among the lower class, awakened bursts of idle mirth among beings, who had so lately been in the jaws of danger, if not of absolute despair. HILE these matters took place in the castle-yard, the young squire, Damian Lacy, obtained the audience which he had...show more

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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236759397
  • 9781236759399