The Prose Works Of Thomas Hood Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byThomas Hood

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... UP THE EHINE. TO GERARD BROOKE, ESQ., LEMTNGTON, HANTS. My Dear Brooke,--Your reproach is just. My epistolary taciturnity has certainly been of unusual duration; but instead of filling up a sheet with mere excuses, I beg to refer you at once to "Barclay's Apology for Quakerism," which I presume includes an apology for silence. The truth is, I have had nothing to write of, and in such cases I philosophically begrudge postage, as a contradiction to the old axiom, ex nihilo nihil jit, inasmuch as the revenue through such empty epistles gets something out of nothing. Now, however, I have news to break, and I trust you are not so good a man as "unconcerned to hear the mighty crack." We Are Going Up The Rhine!!! You who have been long aware of my yearning to the abounding river, like the supposed mystical bending of the hazel twig towards the unseen waters, will be equally pleased and surprised at such an announcement. In point of fact, but for the preparations that are hourly going on before my eyes, I should have, as Irish Buller used to say, some considerable doubts of my own veracity. There seemed plenty of lions in the path of such a Pilgrim's Progress; and yet here we are, resolved on the attempt, in the hope that, as Christian dropped his burden by the way, a little travelling will jolt off the load that encumbers the broad shoulders of a dear, hearty, ailing, dead-alive, hypochondriacal old bachelor uncle. If my memory serves me truly, you once met with the personage in question at one of our coursing meetings; if not, you will be glad to have what Willis the Penman call? a Pencilling, but which ought rather to be denominated an InkWng. Imagine, then, a handsome, stout, well-built specimen of the species, somewhat the worse for wear,...

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... UP THE EHINE. TO GERARD BROOKE, ESQ., LEMTNGTON, HANTS. My Dear Brooke,--Your reproach is just. My epistolary ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021728339X

ISBN - 13:9780217283397

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