Brazenhead the Great

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byMaurice Henry Hewlett

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... BOOK IV THE LAST ADVENTURE I In his later years, having become a thought pursy in habit, having allowed himself a full beard and ceased to occupy his leisure in extracting the white hairs from it, Captain Brazenhead was also grown sententious. He was fond of dwelling not only upon the comfort which he now enjoyed, but also upon the services by which he had so well earned it. To ensure his own self-respect, I think, the more he was aware of the one the more did he exalt the other. And it may well be that he overshot his mark. To hear him, as four nights a week he was heard by a cowed company at The Man of Renown in Sevenoaks, you would have thought him sheriff of a county at the least, but the deeds whereby he became what he was become could hardly, upon his showing, have earned him less than the seigniory of Almain. He might--he ought to--have been a Prince Palatine, a Margrave, or a Cardinal-Archbishop; instead of which he was steward, we know as a fact, of the Manor of Knockholt--a respectable post, but really no more than that. "The dignity of my high office, the fealty I bear to our Lord the King, my headship over men, my discretion over women (pretty fools!)"--these resounding exordiums related indeed to no greater office. A man of generous conceit! So it was, in truth, with his gear as it was with his rank. "These ancient halls, this venerable cradle of my race" exorbitantly described his decent lodging with the widow Fych at Goose Green; "my broad acres, that goodly demesne won by this arm in bloody field" told you of his garden of shalotts, two perches of land held by the widow as her dower, in the which Captain Brazenhead in shirt and breeches might be seen of fine mornings sweating like a porous pitcher. But so it was with this great man that, i...

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... BOOK IV THE LAST ADVENTURE I In his later years, having become a thought pursy in habit, having allowed himself a full beard a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217728642

ISBN - 13:9780217728645

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