On the banks of the Ouse; or, Life in Olney a hundred years ago by Emma MarshallOn the banks of the Ouse; or, Life in Olney a hundred years ago by Emma Marshall

On the banks of the Ouse; or, Life in Olney a hundred years ago

byEmma Marshall

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... it with that keen relish which betokens the connoisseur in wine, "ah! they don't beat that at the Pleasaunce. They are finer in their ways than we are, my boy, but they won't beat this port." Then, after a pause and another glass of wine, Mr. Rollestone said: "I rode over to the Pleasaunce this forenoon, and I've done a stroke of business there for you, my boy!" "For me, father?" "Aye, for you--you mean to marry, I suppose, don't ye?" "Some day--all in good time; there is no hurry." "No hurry! Why, you are well over twenty-five. I was married to your mother years before then. Poor soul! I didn't have her long. Well, I've seen the very wife for you to-day, as smart and pretty a lass as you ever set eyes on. Squire Whinfield's only daughter. Says I, 'Look you, Master Whinfield, I wish I had such a lass for my daughter-in-law.' 'And,' says he, 'you are welcome to her. She is a thorough-bred, and no mistake; and I'd give her to your son with a pretty portion, as soon as you like.'" "And the young lady is not to be consulted then? You strike a bargain, you and her father between you, and expect her to agree?" "Of course we do. Hang it, girls are always ready to catch at a bait. And look you, Cuthbert, you are as pretty a fellow as can be seen any summer's day. Though I say it that shouldn't say it, my boy, I am right down proud of you." The first bottle of port had been finished, and the second begun; out of which Cuthbert had only taken a single glass. The Squire was getting into that stage known as "maudlin," and continued to ramble on about his son's perfections in a low whine. "You sit a horse as scarce any man of your age can sit. To see you take a fence is a treat--hang it, that it is. Then what a shot you are! And, lor! a scholar as well. Why, boy, a gi...
Title:On the banks of the Ouse; or, Life in Olney a hundred years agoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217735568

ISBN - 13:9780217735568

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