The Novels Of Charles Lever Volume 13; The Confessions Of Con Cregan: The confessions of Con…

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byCharles James Lever

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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.1898 Excerpt: ... K NEW WALK IN PROGRESSIVE LIFE WILL not trespass on my reader's patience with the details of my journey, nor ask him to form acquaintance with any of those pleasant travelling companions whose whims, caprices, and merry fancies lightened the road. The company of a diligence is a little world in all its features of selfishness, apathy, trustfulness, credulity, and unbelief. It has its mock humilities and absurd pretensions even more glaringly displayed than everyday life exhibits them. Enough, then, if I say ours were fair specimens of the class, and when, on arriving at the 'Messageries Royales,' the heavy 'conveniency' deposited us in the court, we shook hands all round ere separating, like people who were well pleased when together, but yet not broken-hearted at the thought of parting. And now I found myself at Paris, that glorious capital whose very air is the champagne of atmospheres, and where, amid the brilliant objects so lavishly thrown on every side, even the poor man forgets his poverty, and actually thinks he has some share in the gorgeous scene THE CONFESSIONS OP CON CREGAN 549 around him. I heaved one heavy sigh, from the very bottom of my heart, as I thought what might have been the condition in which I could once have rolled along these same streets; and with this brief tribute to the past I trudged along towards the embassy. All my hope lay in the prospect of an interference on the part of the English Government, and the demand of an indemnification for my loss. After some little delay, and a slight catechising on the part of a bulky porter in scarlet livery, I was admitted to a room where a number of people, chiefly couriers and laguais de place, were assembled, to obtain signatures or passports, and who were summoned from time to time to e...

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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.1898 Excerpt: ... K NEW WALK IN PROGRESSIVE LIFE WILL not trespass on my reader's patience with the details of my journey, nor ask him to form acq...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217361080

ISBN - 13:9780217361088

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