Earlscourt; A Novel Of Provincial Life

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byAlexander Allardyce

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... not wish George Colpoys and his wife brought here! The shock must have destroyed his reason." In reply Lord Earlsfield glared angrily at her from under his shaggy eyebrows. "Do you wish, my lord, to have the Honourable Mr. Colpoys and his wife telegraphed for immediately?" said the doctor, and a feeble inclination of the head gave an affirmative response. "It is apoplexy, and I doubt the result may be serious," whispered the doctor to Mrs. Firebrace; "you had better telegraph immediately." Mrs. Firebrace left the room to do so with a glance at her prostrate brother that had quite as much of scorn as sympathy in its composition. CHAPTER XLVII. TWO YEARS AFTER. We drop the curtain over the tragedy of death, disaster, and disgrace that has fallen upon Earlscourt, and only raise it again to afford a less melancholy glimpse of some personages who have lived and moved in the foregoing pages. It is late in a summer evening, and a fresh breeze from the German ocean comes sweeping over the Dunes, bringing its usual pleasant salty coolness into the old summer-house, where certain love-passages between George Colpoys and Mary Donne are recorded as having taken place, and round which the pigeons fluttered as in days of yore. Thither had strolled Lord Earlsfield and the member for the Borough of Earlsport to smoke their after-dinner cigars, and discuss events that had taken place since their last meeting. "And so you topped the poll by a thundering majority," Lord Earlsfield was saying. "A good three hundred more than the highest vote I ever had. Well, I am glad the Solicitor-General was beaten. The brute made himself very unpleasant at his first election, when he came here at the time I went to the Canals and Docks Department,--growled that we did not support him, bu...

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... not wish George Colpoys and his wife brought here! The shock must have destroyed his reason." In reply Lord Earlsfield glared ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217830986

ISBN - 13:9780217830980

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