The Adventures Of Sir Launcelot Greaves

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byTobias George Smollett

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...could be used to divert him from such an extravagant pursuit. He therefore tipped Clarke the wink with One fide ©f his face, while the other was very gravely turned to the captain, whom he addressed to this effect: "It is not far from hence to Shesfield, where you might be fitted completely in half-a-day--then you must wake your armour in church or chappel, and be dubbed. As for this last ceremony, it may be performed by any person whatsoever. Don Quixote was dubbed by his landlord; and there are many instances on record, of erra'nts obliging and compelling the next person they met to cross their moulders, and dub them knights. I myself would undertake to be your godfather; and I have interest enough to piocure the keys of the parish-church that stands hard by; besides, this is the eve of St. Martin, who who was himself a knight-errant, and therefore a proper patron to a noviciate. I wish we could bonow Sir Launcelot's armour for-the occasion." Crowe, being struck with this hint, started up, and laying his fingers on his lips to enjoin silence, walked off softly on his tiptoes, to listen at the door of our knight's apartment, and judge whetner or not he was afleep. Mr. Fillet took this opportunity to tell his nephew, that it would be in vain for him to combat this humour with reason and argument, but the most effectual way of diverting him from the plan of knight-errantry would be, to frighten him heartily while he should keep his vigil in the church. Towards the accomplishment of which purpose he craved the assistance of the misanthrope as well as the nephew. Clarke seemed to relish the scheme: and observed that his uncle, though endued with courage enough to face any human danger, had at bottom a strong fund of superstition, which...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...could be used to divert him from such an extravagant pursuit. He therefore tipped Clarke the wink with One fide...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217377297

ISBN - 13:9780217377294

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