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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 24 (Paperback) Loot Price: R414
Discovery Miles 4 140
The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 24 (Paperback): Walter Scott
The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 24 (Paperback): Walter Scott

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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 24 (Paperback)

Walter Scott

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...fire, and were talking over the news of the day. A lively, hustling, arch fellow, whose pack and oaken ell-wand, studded duly with brass points, denoted him to be of Autolycus's profession, occupied a good deal of the attention, and furnished much of the amusement, of the evening. The pedlars of these days, it must be remembered, were men of far greater importance than the degenerate and degraded hawkers of our modern times. It was by means of these peripatetic venders that the country-trade, in the finer manufactures used in female dress particularly, was almost entirely carried on; and ifa merchant of this description arrived at the dignity of travelling with a packhorse, he was a person of no small consequence, and company for the most substantial yeoman or Franklin whom he might meet in his wanderings. The pedlar of whom we speak, bore accordingly, an active and unrehuked share in the merriment to which the rafters of the bonny Black Bear of Cumnor rcsounded.. He had his smile "mt Pretty Mistress Cicely, his broad laugh with ml" 5o," and his jest upon dashing Ma9ter speak strange matter," he added, eand there be intelligencers every where." "I care not for them," said the magnanimous Michael--"intelligencers, pshaw --I serve the noble Earl ofLeicester Here comes the wine--Fill round, Master Skinker, a carouse to the health of the flower of England, the noble Earl of Leicester I say, the noble Earl of Leicester He that does me not reason is a swine of Sussex, and I'll make him kneel to the pledge, if I should cut his hams and smoke them for bacon." None disputed a pledge given under such formidable penalties; and Michael Lambourne whose drunken humour was not of course...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Walter Scott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 118
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-02920-7
Barcode: 9781230029207
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-02920-6

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