Cloth of frieze

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byEmma Carolina Wood

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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.1872 Excerpt: ... 148 CHAPTER XIII. Then see him move along the pier, Pale, meagre, and neglected--To whatsoever port he steer, Say, is not Jack neglected? Then, oh! regard the hardy tar, Be mindful of his merit, And if again we plunge in war, He'll show his daring spirit. Dibdin. The inevitable course of nature in the rising tide floated the vessel to a jutting pier, which it came so near that Percy leaped on to the embankment, and began to walk swiftly towards Mudborough, with a faint hope that he might catch one more glimpse of Ella. It would be easier to speak to her at the moment, than to begin to read her a lecture on the subject afterwards. How he wished his captain was at home to command his own ship's crew! He did not see Ella, however, but he overtook Mr. Reed, who stood with a party of idle young officers on the bridge opposite Price's Hotel. It spanned an expanse of mud now, through which a miniature river wound its way towards the ocean to meet the rising tide. As he walked up the side of the pier he saw all that passed on the bridge before he reached it. There was a group of intoxicated young officers, who had reeled out of the door of the hotel, and were more noisy and inane even than when they had taken less of stimulants. A silly man cheerful is ten times more silly than when he is sad. "The loud laugh which speaks the vacant mind," speaks also the foolish absence of any. Cornet Green, and some other of the younger officers of the regiment, had stayed up all night at the Devilled Biscuit Club, and now at six o'clock in the morning they staggered about in the fresh morning air, thanking the gods amiss, by making every other word a senseless oath. They had played billiards till their arms and legs were too unsteady to permit the continuation of that amusement,...

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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.1872 Excerpt: ... 148 CHAPTER XIII. Then see him move along the pier, Pale, meagre, and neglected--To whatsoever port he steer, Say, is not Jack n...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217824390

ISBN - 13:9780217824392

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