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The Royal Drawing Room Table Book; Comprising Original Tales and Poetry (Paperback) Loot Price: R461
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The Royal Drawing Room Table Book; Comprising Original Tales and Poetry (Paperback): John Sherer

The Royal Drawing Room Table Book; Comprising Original Tales and Poetry (Paperback)

John Sherer

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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. 1870 Excerpt: ...a crying shame, and sarcastically remarked, that " the amount of admiration the trinkets would receive among the dead where they were laid, would not be much." The cupiditive spirit being, in general, very strong in human nature, especially in large towns, where the want of money is usually considered one of the greatest evils that can befal mankind, the lamentable condition of the rings, with many, became greater objects of regret than even the loss of the good Mrs. Chaloner herself. Among the mourners there was one man in particular who knew all about the jewels, who was really as honest a man as any other in the parish, but whose poverty, just at the time of the death of Mrs. Chaloner, was bearing upon him with unwonted severity. This person was called Thomas Taffata, who held the sextonship of the church of St. Giles, and who, poor as he was, was yet a person of some importance in the estimation of those who were poorer than himself, as he was of official dignity in the eyes of many of the boys and girls who converted the churchyard into their play-ground, when weather and opportunity were propitious to such a frequently-coveted pleasure. CHAPTER II. "Extremity is the trier of spirits." Shakespeare. Thomas Taffata had been married for several years, and had, for a considerable time, been out of regular employment; whilst a rapidlyincreasing family was grinding him down into the very dust. He had two sweet little children, the elder being hardly over two years old; whilst he was in hourly expectation of having a third added to their number. Although his affection for his wife was as perfect as human nature will permit it to be, this event was not viewed by him as a subject for exultation, seeing that his household was by no means in s...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: John Sherer
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 150
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-33502-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-236-33502-3
Barcode: 9781236335029

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