Views Of Society And Manners In The North Of Ireland; In A Series Of Letters Written In The Year…

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byJohn Gamble

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1819. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER XIV. Strabane. I Left my friend's house as I had come, on foot. 1 might have visited him more to his mind, for the good people of Fermanagh are not a little proud, and are so accustomed to see their guests on horseback, that they regard a gentleman as a kind of Centaur, half man and half horse. I had walked about a mile, when I heard the rumbling of some vehicle behind me, and on looking round I saw a gentleman in a gig descending the hill. T walked brisker forward, for just then I was more disposed to meditate than talk, and conversation is indispensible here between those who have so close connexion as to travel the same road. But the charioteer was not thus easily to be got rid of; and the faster I walked, the faster he drove, and as I found I could not avoid him, I fairly stood still. He called me by my name as soon as he could conveniently be heard. The voice I thought I knew, but the figure and face were unknown. "You do not, I perceive, recollect me," said he. "You will excuse me," said I, "but I really do not." "I do not wonder that you do not," resumed he, "for I almost wish not to recollect myself, but my name is B -- and you may remember passing a couple of days at my house, a few years ago." This instantly recalled him to my mind, though he was as much changed, as if not a few, but many years had passed over him. At that time he was a jolly, good-humoured looking young man, squeezed into a pair of buckskin breeches, and tight sky-blue coat. He is now as lank and lean as an anatomy, and wears a full suit of black, and a hat with a low crown, and most lugubrious dimension of brim. I had no difficulty in discovering the cause of this extraordinary metamorphose, nor did I need to be told that he was become a Methodist, and that he had all the zeal...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1819. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER XIV. Strabane. I Left my friend's house as I had come, on foot. 1 might have visited him more to his mind, for the good people...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217903401

ISBN - 13:9780217903400

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