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Sir Andrew Wylie, of That Ilk Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R366
Discovery Miles 3 660
Sir Andrew Wylie, of That Ilk Volume 1 (Paperback): John Galt
Sir Andrew Wylie, of That Ilk Volume 1 (Paperback): John Galt

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Sir Andrew Wylie, of That Ilk Volume 1 (Paperback)

John Galt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...domestics of'lodging-houses, even though the stranger should be fresh from the country, and in the newest gloss of a suit made on purpose for the journey to London, by some worshipful dignitary in the corporation of the borough nearest his estate. His Lordship, on reaching the landing-place, flung the drawing-room door carelessly open. Mordaunt at the moment was writing, and being disturbed by the nonchalance of this intrusion, raised his eyes hastily, and did not at the first glance recognize, in the pale attenuated elegance of the man of fashion, the once vigorous and handsome rival of his boldest exercises. In an instant, however, he discovered who he was, and starting from his seat, took the Earl warmly by the hands. His Lordship endured the heartiness of the double shake for a few seconds with evident pleasure, but ashamed to shew the sensibility that he felt, he abruptly pulled his hands away, and shook his fingers, as if they were tingling with the squeeze, saying, " I wish the gods had given you dryads and fauns hoofs for hands; you have positively bruised my fingers to jelly." The manner in which this was said, had a cadence of affectation in it, which struck disagreeably on the ear of Mordaunt, and he looked for a moment at the delicate complexion and elegant emaciation of his friend, with a strong feeling of disappointment and compassion; but his kinder disposition returned 'upon him, and he exclaimed, " Heavens Sandyford, what an altered being " His Lordship, with a drolling coolness, in the same moment examined Mordaunt curiously from head to foot, and with burlesque gravity, said, " These muscles are the growth of nocturnal rest, that hue is gathered from the morning sun, and that strength from many a stubble field and mile of hill...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: John Galt
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-06478-3
Barcode: 9781151064783
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-06478-5

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