Lady Edith

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAnna M N. Young

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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. 1869. Excerpt: ... gratulated himself on his good luck; after all, his fortunate star had not deserted him. A game at bowls on the public green at Glenmorlie, in which Sir Dudley, as Mr Margrave, managed to match "himself on Lord Hamilton's side, served as a sufficient introduction to his lordship. The game at bowls was succeeded by a game at billiards, when Mr Margrave changed sides, and very quickly the victors at bowls became the vanquished at billiards, and Mr Margrave returned to the White Hart with a trifle of ready cash in his pockets--only a morsel, which whetted his appetite for the large bone which was yet to drop into his voracious hand. He called for Peter M'Crindle, and politely reminded him that he had not as yet been presented with his bill. Peter bowed, hoped he was not going to lose so quiet and respectable an inmate, otherwise, unless his honour was going away, the bill was of no consequence. Mr Margrave thought that it might just then be of some consequence that he should have, for a little longer, a reputation for respectability; so he assured Peter M'Crindle that although he had no present intention of going away from his exceedingly comfortable quarters, still he should like to clear his bill for the time he had occupied them. The bill was presented that evening, praised by Mr Margrave for its exceeding moderation, and discharged; on which, Peter sent up a bottle of his rare crusted old port of an unsurpassable vintage, to his respectable patron. His respectable patron drank the wine, and schemed over it how he might best indemnify himself for this inopportune display of honour and honesty. Altogether, respectability has its inconveniences for a man of easy morality like our baronet, and he felt himself aggrieved in having to disburse his slender funds...

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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. 1869. Excerpt: ... gratulated himself on his good luck; after all, his fortunate star had not deserted him. A game at bowls on the public green a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217010016

ISBN - 13:9780217010016

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