Ten Days In A French Parsonage In The Summer Of 1863

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byGeorge Musgrave Musgrave

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. "We shall be nine in number at dinner to-day," said my host; "five laymen, four of ourselves. But what will'milord' expect to find in a feast given in a simple Presbytere en Argonne I" He informed me of his having invited the mayor, the comptroller, and the doctor, and one of the greatest adepts in the English language for many a league round; "and," he added, "I have bespoken so long since as a week ago a choice gigot d'Ardennes." (These small legs of mutton from the skirts of the forest are very like our Welsh dainties; but the French extol them too highly. The one, par excellence, was to arrive by the carrier from Verdun.) "And we shall discuss Girardin's article in 'La Pressed Monsieur de Finanz and yourself shall answer our speeches on the subject of this grand mistake and misconception on the part of the French people, as to your country being one of the European powers. Finanz goes every other year to Liverpool, and he is a great partizan of your country. He thinks you are a great nation, et il a bien raison." Preparations for Nine at dinner. 113 All this, I soon perceived, was to come off in goodly ceremonial and set order. Francoise, like an old campaigner in a town besieged, had been laying up edibles and condiments in all corners in her usual quiet, invisible way, and had added two logs to the three which she kept smouldering day by day on the hearth. Large accessions of provender were accumulating, en gros et en detail. Crayfish and eels crept about the scullery to give cheerful assurance of their freshness, and their example was emulated by a barn-door fowl, who only received sentence of death, with promptly following execution done, after my glance at the 'penetralia. ' Among other arrivals came two massive gilt candelabra, to ho...

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. "We shall be nine in number at dinner to-day," said my host; "five laymen, four of ourselves. But what will'milord...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217565980

ISBN - 13:9780217565981

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