Brambletye House Volume 1; Or, Cavaliers And Roundheads. A Novel

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byHorace Smith

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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. 1826 Excerpt: ...of their safe escape, the melancholy of the Marquess increased, for he thought upon the doom of those who had been parties to the plot, and were not likely to be so fortunate as himself in avoiding its fatal penalties; nor could he discard the painful conviction that all the bright prospects of the royalists were effectually marred for the present, and rendered infinitely less promising for the future. These desponding reveries were suddenly interrupted by such a boisterous and long-continued burst of laughter from Sir John, that he could not avoid asking him the cause of his outrageous merriment. It was some time before his companion could reply, but at length he exclaimed, as the chuckling tears rolled down his cheek,--" I was thinking of the profound horror and consternation of those crop-eared hypocrites, when they come up with their cavalcade, and not only find the bird flown, but their great idol hanging up by the neck, as he ought to have done long since.' So hugely was his fancy tickled at the thought of their fury and hubbub, that he almost cackled and coughed himself into a fit, and was obliged to lean against the vessel's side in a state of utter exhaustion. In these different frames of mind they prosecuted their voyage, and after a quick passage, unmarked by a single untoward occurrence, were safely landed in the then Spanish port of Ostend, where they carried the first intelligence to the King of the dispersion or seizure of his partisans, and the utter failure of their plot. VOL. I. K CHAPTER VI.-Tis wonderful That an invisible instinct should frame them To royalty unlearn'd, honour untaught, Civility not seen from other, valour That wildly grows in them, but yields a crop As if it had been sow'd."--Shakspeake. It was fortunate for S...

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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. 1826 Excerpt: ...of their safe escape, the melancholy of the Marquess increased, for he thought upon the doom of those who had been parties to th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217728480

ISBN - 13:9780217728485

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