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1832. Excerpt: ... to some one else, for something, he did not well
know what. At length, after he had sat some time alone, a heavy
"step sounded upon the stairs; and, starting up with the sort of
nervous apprehension which drunkards entertain of being detected,
he hastened to remove the vacant tenement of the departed spirit
from the table, together with the goblet, murmuring to himself,
"Who can it be? It cannot be Wighton yet Curse the bottle " and in
his haste he let both bottle and glass fall and dash themselves to
pieces on the floor. Before he could apply any remedy, a loud knock
at his chamber door demanded his attention; and seating himself
once more firmly in his chair, and fixing his eyes with a
speculative look upon airy nothing, he bade the visiter come in,
with the tone of indifferent abstraction used among a particular
class of cavaliers at that period. The person who entered at his
bidding was wrapped closely in his cloak; but the moment that was
laid aside, the first occupant of the chamber roused himself with a
look of extraordinary pleasure, exclaiming, " Ha, Blaster
Stillingham, I am right glad to see thee. By i he Lord I am,
though, to say the truth, --to say the truth, --that last cup,
'--that last cup, sir, has made me rather hazy here," and he laid
his finger on his brow. "I am not drunk; you understand me? No,
d--n me, not drunk, only, you see, a little cloudy, like a dull
morning, you know, Master Stillingham, which always turns out a
fine day, you know. But what news of the worshipful general 1 How
is Master Dixon, hey V "Come, come, Daintree," replied Walter
Dixon's servant, for such was the visiter, "you must find a way to
clear your scull of the strong waters. I come to you and Wighton
from the general, about business which must be talked of seri...
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George Payne Rainsford James
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||Paperback - Trade
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