The Life Of George Brummell, Esq., Commonly Called Beau Brummell (volume 2)

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byWilliam Jesse

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... impossible to introduce them in those parts of the narrative to which they more properly apply, I think they will not be deemed superfluous. Of the authenticity of these mysterious materials, (I say mysterious, because they were addressed to me and forwarded to the publisher by some person or persons unknown,) there seems little reason to entertain any doubt, for some of the anecdotes are from the pen of one of BrummeH's contemporaries, who appears not a little anxious that justice should be done to the independent spirit of his friend. To avoid confusion, I have, with some little attention to routine in the arrangement, formed the whole of this anonymous gossip into one letter; and preserving, as nearly as possible, the words in which it was communicated to me, I now present it to the reader. My principal Junius commences thus :-- Sir,--I see by an advertisement in the newspapers, that you are about to publish some account of the once celebrated George Brummell. I happened to know him well enough to be aware that a very false impression respecting him exists amongst young men of the present generation; and there are certain anecdotes told respecting him, of which very inaccurate versions are given; I more particularly allude to those of the " Snuff Box," and the " Fat Friend." I knew Brummell at Eton; he was in the fifth form, and I in the Lower school, but I well remember his appearance--he had a fair, florid complexion, and a quantity of light curly hair, which it was the VOL. II. Z fashion in those days to wear long enough to hang upon the shoulders. He was a strong muscular boy, with short limbs; and I can, even now, distinctly recollect seeing him, with thick shoes and striped worsted stockings drawn over his knees, (quite clean and tight,) going ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... impossible to introduce them in those parts of the narrative to which they more properly apply, I think they will not be dee...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217354823

ISBN - 13:9780217354820

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