The History Of Henry Esmond, Esq; Colonel In The Service Of Her Majesty Q. Anne, Written By Himself…

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byWilliam Makepeace Thackeray

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...with your grave airs and your glum face. We are all hypocrites. O dear me! We are all alone, alone, alone," says poor Beatrix, her fair breast heaving with a sigh. "It was I that writ every line of that paper, my dear," says Mr. Esmond. "You are not so worldly as you think yourself, Beatrix, and better than we believe you. The good we have in us we doubt of; and the happiness that's to our hand we throw away. You bend your ambition on a great marriage and establishment--and why? You '11 tire of them when you win them: and be no happier with a coronet on your coach--" "Than riding pillion with Lubin to market," says Beatrix. "Thank, you, Lubin!" "I'm a dismal shepherd, to be sure," answers Esmond, with a blush; "and require a nymph that can tuck my bed-clothes up, and make me water-gruel. Well, Tom Lockwood can do that. He took me out of the fire upon his shoulders, and nursed me through my illness as love will scarce ever do. Only good wages, and a hope of my clothes, and the contents of my portmanteau. How long was it that Jacob served an apprenticeship for Bachel?" "For Mamma?" says Beatrix. "Is it Mamma your honour wants, and that I should have the happiness of calling you papa?" Esmond blushed again. "I spoke of a Kachel that a shepherd courted five thousand years ago; when shepherds were longer lived than now. And my meaning was, that since I saw you first after our separation--a child you were then..." "And I put on my best stockings, to captivate you, I remember, Sir..." "You have had my heart ever since then, such as it was; and, such as you were, I cared for no other woman. What little reputation I have won, it was that you might be pleased with it: and, indeed, it is not much; aud I think a hundred fools in the army have got and...

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...with your grave airs and your glum face. We are all hypocrites. O dear me! We are all alone, alone, alone," say...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217588735

ISBN - 13:9780217588737

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