Tales Of My Landlord,. (volume 4)

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byJedediah Cleishbotham

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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. 1819. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Whatever stranger visits here, We pity his sad case, Unless to worship he draw near, The King of Kings--his Grace. Burns's Epigram on a visit to Inveraty The Captain finding himself deprived. of light, in the manner we have described, and placed in a very uncertain situation, proceeded to descend the narrow and broken stair with all the caution in his power, hoping that he might find at the bottom some place to repose himself. But with all his care he could not finally avoid making a false step, which brought him down the four or five last steps too hastily to preserve his equilibrium. At the bottom he stumbled over a bundle of something soft, which stirred and uttered a groan, so deranging the Captain's descent, that he floundered forward,and finallyfell upon hishands and knees on the floor of a damp and stonepaved dungeon. When Dalgetty had recovered, his first demand was to know over whom he had stumbled. «' He was a man a month since," answered a hollow and broken voice. "And what is he now, then," said Dal. getty, " that he thinks it fitting to lie upon the lowest step of the stairs, and clew'd up like a hurchin, that honourable cavaliers, who chance to be in trouble, may break their noses over him?" "What is he now?" replied the same voice; " He is a wretched trunk, from which the boughs have one by one been lopped away, and which cares little how soon it is torn up and hewed into billets for the furnace." "Friend," said Dalgetty, "I. am sorry for you; butpatienxa, as the Spaniard says. If you had but been as quiet as a log, as you call yourself, I should have saved some excoriations on my hands and knees." "You are a soldier," replied his fellowprisoner; "do you complain on account of a fall for which a boy would not bemoan himself?...

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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. 1819. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Whatever stranger visits here, We pity his sad case, Unless to worship he draw near, The King of Kings--his Grace. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217878628

ISBN - 13:9780217878623

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