Theodore Hook, A Sketch

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJohn Gibson Lockhart

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... LADY HERTFORD--THE REGENT. 29 Regent at a supper in Manchester Square. We have heard him describe his presentation to the Prince:--his awe at first was something quite terrible--but good-humoured condescension and plenty of champagne by and by restored him to himself, and the young man so delighted his Royal Highness, that as he was leaving the room he laid his hand on his shoulder and said, 'Mr. Hook, I must see and hear you again.' After a few more similar evenings at Lady Hertford's, and, we believe, a dinner or two elsewhere, the Regent made inquiry about his position, and, finding that he was without profession or fixed income of any sort, signified his opinion that 'something must be done for Hook.' The delicate and fastidious, but on the whole very dull world of fashion never wants more than a decent pretext to receive with alacrity a recruit possessing any considerable faculty of entertainment, not overbalanced by gross untowardness of aspect, manner, or temper. Hook's personal appearance was good, his demeanour naturally easy, his disposition sweet and gentle. With such quickness of parts and such inherent good-humour, he could hardly mix for a week in any new variety of social arrangement without learning how it was to be conciliated, and instinctively exemplifying sure methods of attraction. The ladies' tact soon discovered that, though there might be something like petulance in his first address, there was no real presumptuousness in his composition. The wonder had passed rapidly into a favourite throughout Mayfair. He had seen its boudoirs as well as its saloons--and narrowly escaped various dangers incidental to that career--among the rest, from at least one duel (with General Thornton), in which transaction, from first to last, he was allo...

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... LADY HERTFORD--THE REGENT. 29 Regent at a supper in Manchester Square. We have heard him describe his presentation to the Pri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021763608X

ISBN - 13:9780217636087

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