The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 6

The Works of Walter Scott, Esq 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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ... Captain. I have often wished to see the honest fellow who charged "p so "I, artly in our behalf, and Ireverence you for the care you took of the poor child. I am glad thisdilapidated place has still some hospitality to offer you, although' we cannot treat you to roasted babes or stewed sucklings--eh, Captain?" "Truth, Sir Henry, the scandal wassore against us on that score. I remember Lacy, who was an old play-actor, and a lientenant in ours, made drollery on it in a play which was sometimes acted at Oxford, when our'hearts were something up, called, .I think, .the old Troop. " " This curious old play may be consulted by the dramatic antiquary. A scene or two of-itturns on the strange impressi_onmade on the country people, that the cavaliers actually eat children. It was written by Lacy, a player, who had served in this same Old Troop, which lay under such evilreputation. Miss Edgeworth has quothed a verse of a popular 'poem referring to the same prejudice: --'aTl'ie pen that came from Coventry, Riding in a red rochet, Had news to tell, how Lunsford fell, A child's'hand in his pocket. " It was not a smallcause of the violent prejudices of the _citiz.ens of London against So saying, and feeling more familiar as his merits were known, he hitched his chair up against that of the Scottish lad, who was seated next him, and who, in shifting his place, was awkward enough to disturh, in his turn-, . Ali-ee Lee, who sate opposite, and, a little offended, or at least embarrassed, drew her chair away from' the table. "l crave pardon," said the honourable Master Kerneguy; "but, sir," to Master Wildrake, "ye hae e'en...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236980573
  • 9781236980571