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1839 Excerpt: ... the calmness which might have moderated its
acuteness. It must be recollected that, during the expedition of
our kind emissary, we had to cheer, soothe, and entertain his lady,
who, having recovered in a certain degree from her late
indisposition, appeared to have received a new power of tormenting,
from the temporary repose she had experienced. Anxiety about her
spouse, and her nervous solicitude about various favourite articles
of furniture at Chittagong, imprecations upon the heads of all the
Thompsons, criminations of the police for not apprehending the
whole " gang" of them, and sending them all to Botany Bay without
conviction or even trial, formed the general theme of her
conversation, to which we were obliged to be constantly assenting,
and in which she contrived to indulge at the rate and in the tone
of a cock parrot in the highest possible health and spirits. "Lauk,
my dear, Mr. Nubley is such a man-he '. he he --to think of going
to let Chittagong to a family of cheats, without" ever inquiring
about what they were, or who they were. Ah, well Men are the worst
bargainers in the world; the pretty faces of those saucy misses did
it, I have no doubt, I am sure I ought hot to say so--dear me,
no--he he he --Mr. Nubley is as kind a husband as any in England,
only he is led away. I am sure I hope nothing will happen to him,
poor dear --no overturn or break down; and then, my dear Mrs.
Gurney, that beautiful rosewood work-table, with the ormolu edging
and the crimson bag, all spotted and dotted, and the dinner-table
all white with the heat of the dishes. Lauk, Mr. Gurney--he he he
--you are such a man, I declare, if you ar'nt laughing at me." I
most positively denied the fact, because it was not so, but I
believe in vain, ...
|Country of origin:
Theodore Edward Hook
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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