The Waverley Novels (volume 27)

Paperback | January 1, 2012

bySir Walter Scott

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... FORTUNES OF NIGEL. CHAPTER THE EIGHTEENTH. Mother. --What! dazzled by a flash of Cupid's mirror, With which the boy, as mortal urchins wont, Flings back the sunbeam in the eye of passengers-- Then laughs to see them stumble! Daughter.--Mother! no-- It was a lightning-flash which dazzled me, And never shall these eyes see true again. Beep And Pudding.--An Old English Comedy. It is necessary that we should leave our hero Nigel for a time, although in a situation neither safe, comfortable, nor creditable, in order to detail some particulars which have immediate connection with his fortunes. It was but the third day after he had been forced to take refuge in the house of old Trapbois, the noted usurer of Whitefriars, commonly called Golden Trapbois, when the pretty daughter of Vol. xxvu. A Old Eamsay, the watchmaker, after having piously seen her father finish his breakfast (from the fear that he might, in an abstruse fit of thought, swallow the saltcellar instead of a crust of the brown loaf), set forth from the house as soon as he was again plunged into the depth of calculation, and accompanied only by that faithful old drudge, Janet, the Scots laundress, to whom her whims were laws, made her way to Lombard Street, and disturbed, at the unusual hour of eight in the morning, Aunt Judith, the sister of her worthy godfather. The venerable maiden received her young visitor with no great complacency; for, naturally enough, she had neither the same admiration of her very pretty countenance, nor allowance for her foolish and girlish impatience of temper, which Master George Heriot entertained. Still Mistress Margaret was a favourite of her brother's, whose will was to Aunt Judith a supreme law; and she contented herself with asking her untimely visitor, " what she made so early with her pale...

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... FORTUNES OF NIGEL. CHAPTER THE EIGHTEENTH. Mother. --What! dazzled by a flash of Cupid's mirror, With which the boy, as mortal urchins wont, Flings back t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021741849X

ISBN - 13:9780217418492

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