Works Volume 6

Works Volume 6

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...over the way--for she went with us; the poor soul! like me, it isn't often she gets out from that brute her---but never mind--as I said to Mrs Biggleswade, "My clear, this is the Prince's pork, and they don't look like common vulgar pigs, do they?" And they didn't; they looked as white as if they 'd been washed with the best scented Windsor soap, and dried upon damask. "My dear," whispered Mrs Biggleswade to me, and I could see something was passing in her mind--" My dear, them 's the Prince's pigs! Well, I feel so affected, I could kiss 'em." T iekle. Not bad things, I daresay, to put your lips to, when roasted. Mrs Nutts. Ha! There was something in 'em. They wasn't at all common pigs, I tell you. Fed on corn, and milk, and potatoes! Under the Prince's own eye, too! only think, wasn't that something to consider, as the sweet things lay grunting--for they was too fat to stand--grunting afore you? Slowgoe. Mrs Nutts, I must honour your principles. To a loyal mind, it must be impossible to look upon those pigs, and not feel there was a perfume, as it were, of royalty about 'em. Nutts. I can't say about that: when I looked at 'em, I seemed to smell nothin' but sage and onions. Mrs Nutts. Don't talk in that way, Nutts. It appears to me wicked to think of eating 'em: all the while I looked at 'em, they seemed to take me nearer to his Royal Highness. And so it seemed with a good many other ladies; I 'm sure there wasn't one of us that would have begrudged her golden ear-rings to put in their precious noses. Tickle. Women are such devoted creturs---specially when there 's princes...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974174
  • 9781236974174