Pieces Of A Broken-down Critic (volume 1-4); Picked Up By Himself

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byCharles Astor Bristed

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... self-raised cloud of dust. 'He-e, boy! he-eh P and away goes Charley! What's this? A flock of geese spread over the road. We take no notice, Charley and I, but go right at them; Mrs. Preston cannot suppress a scream. I understand geese; I have seen a great many in Rhode Island, (no arriere pensee against the inhabitants of that good state, though they have adopted the M--e L-w;) it is a physical impossibility to run over them. Right and left they vanish, as by magic, from under our wheels, and the wagon speeds on smoothly without a jar. 'That's right; he-e, old fellow!' and away goes Charley? Some minutes--that is to say, a mile or so--farther on, a huge haycart is drawn diagonally across the road, while the careless driver stands on one side of it, gossipping with a crony. 'Hey! Hallo there! Those men ought to hear us: I'm sure we make noise enough; but they won't take the trouble to. Ah, my fine fellows! We have n't driven on the Bloomingdale-road for nothing. We know where there is just room to get through, and where there is n't. There is just room on the right side, exactly where you are standing.' Without a moment's hesitation, we dash at the opening. Our wheels shave the ponderous orbs of the hay-cart, and the two natives, tardily bestirring themselves to escape Charley's onslaught, are precipitated into the ditch. We hear the beginning of some tall swearing behind us, but the half-formed anathemas die away on the breeze. 'All right; get along!' and away goes Charley! The pace continued so good that I began to be afraid, not that we should miss the boat, but (a more important loss to me) that I should kill my horse. To be sure, I had once performed a similar feat, about the same amount of road in the same time, with a mare belonging to old Bacchus....

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... self-raised cloud of dust. 'He-e, boy! he-eh P and away goes Charley! What's this? A flock of geese spread over the road. We t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.53 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217028543

ISBN - 13:9780217028547

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