The Adventures Of Philip On His Way Through The World Volume 1; Showing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped…

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byWilliam Makepeace Thackeray

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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. 1887 Excerpt: ...would command any sum of money." "Excuse me," lisps Rosebury, "but why didn't he take his elderly friend with him--the dilapidated clerical gentleman who is drinking claret so freely? And also, why did he not remove your avuncular orator? Mr. Twysden, your interesting young neophyte has provided us with an excellent specimen of the cheerful produce of the Gascon grape." "Well, then, now the old gentleman is gone, let us pass the bottle and make a night of it. Hey, my Lord?" cries Twysden. "Philip, your claret is good! I say, do you remember some Chateau Margaux I had, which Winton liked so? It must be good, if he praised it, I can tell you. I imported it myself, and gave him the address of the Bordeaux merchant; and he said he had seldom tasted any like it. Those were his very words. I must get you fellows to come and taste it some day." "Some day! What day? Name it, generous Amphitryon!" cries Rosebury, ' Some day at seven o'clock. With a plain quiet dinner--a clear soup, a bit of fish, a couple of little entries, and a nice little roast. That's my kind of dinner. And we'll taste that claret, young men. It is not a heavy wine. It is not a first-class wine. I don't mean even to say it is a dear wine, but it has a bouquet and a pureness. What, you will smoke, you fellows?" "We will do it, Mr. Twysden. Better do as the rest of us do. Try one of these." The little man accepts the proffered cigar from the young nobleman's box, lights it, hems and hawks, and lapses into silence. "I thought that would do for him," murmurs the facetious Egham. "It is strong enough to blow his old head off, and I wish it would. That cigar," he continues, "was given to my father by the Duk...

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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. 1887 Excerpt: ...would command any sum of money." "Excuse me," lisps Rosebury, "but why didn't he take his elderly friend with him--the dilapidat...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217885713

ISBN - 13:9780217885713

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