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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... their luggage. At least
fifty cards were placed in Mrs. Deputy Pewtress's hands, of hotels
and lodgings with sea-views. One attracted the deputy's attention:
--" Balls, pawnbroker, silversmith, &c., Prospect House,
Arabella Crescent. Private house. Lodgings to let with a
sea-view,"--for he always had an eye to business, and differed with
the proverb "that two of a trade can never agree," that is--when a
distance of sixty miles separates them. "That name reminds me, said
Mrs. Pewtress, of that excellent epigram of Hook's.--"It seems as
if nature had curiously planned That men's names with their trades
should agree: There 's Twining, the tea-man, who lives in the
Strand, Would be wining if robbed of his T." "Come along, my dear,"
said Mrs. Deputy, but her better half would have his saying out.
"'balls, pawnbroker, silversmith, &c.'--ah that's good, nearly
as good as Giblett, poulterer; Alehouse, publican; Truefit,
wigmaker; Sweet, grocer;" mentioning a dozen other names and trades
equally applicable, which existed in those days as in ours. A truck
was procured, and a little ragged boy (for the consideration of
twopence), consented to conduct the party to Mr. Balls. Arabella
Crescent, named after the sposa of the treble golden man, consisted
of about half a dozen houses, decorated with shiny flint fronts, as
if children's shoes of patent leather were fancifully introduced,
with huge bay-windows and green doors, and brass-plates and
knockers, and a small strip of thin garden, ornamented with a pump,
and two poplars in a dark green consumption. There once might have
been a sea-view, but the mania for building had been so great, that
every bricklayer or plasterer who could scrape together funds to
commence building, at once ycleped himself...
|Country of origin:
Lord William Pitt Lennox
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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