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Complex Audley Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R297 Discovery Miles 2 970
Complex Audley Volume 3 (Paperback): Lord William Pitt Lennox
Complex Audley Volume 3 (Paperback): Lord William Pitt Lennox

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Complex Audley Volume 3 (Paperback)

Lord William Pitt Lennox

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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. 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...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Lord William Pitt Lennox
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-08233-6
Barcode: 9781151082336
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-08233-3

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