The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 28

The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 28

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...upon me as to deceive my very eye-sight, and causes me to connect with her history the face of the next person that I met--What must the stranger think of me?" "Why, what every one thinks of thee that knows thee, prophet," said the friendly voice of Touchwood, accompanying his speech with an awakening slap on the clergyman's shoulder; "and that is, that thou art an unfortunate philosopher of Laputa, who has lost his flapper in the throng.--Come along--having me once ma-re by your side you needjear nothing.--Why, tr w I look at you closer, you look as if you had seen a basilisk--not that there is any such thing, otherwise I must have seen it myself, in the course of my travels--but you seem pale and frightened--What the devil is the matter?"-'Nothing," answered the clergyman, "excepti that I have even this very moment made an egregious fool of myself." I Poob, pooh, that is nothing to sigh_ over, prophet.--Every man does so at least twice in the fonr-and-twenty hours," said Touchwoods "But I had nearly betrayed to a stranger a secret deeply concerning the honour of a noble family.." "That was wrong, Doctor," said Touchwood; "take care of that in future; and, in deed, Iwould advise you not to speak even to" your beadle, Willie Watson, until you have assured yourself, by at least three pertinent questions and answers, that you have the said Willie corporally and substantially in presence before you, and that your fancy has not invested some stranger with honest Willie's singed periwig and threadbare brown joseph.--Come along--come along." So saying, he hurried forward the perplexed clergyman, who in vain made all excuses he could...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803655
  • 9781236803658