Waverly Novels Volume 41; Highland Widow. Two Drovers, Etc: Highland widow. Two drovers, etc.

Paperback | May 22, 2012

bySir Walter Scott

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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. 1851 Excerpt: ...a dead man. I will not insult thee, by telling thee how easy it might be to acquire the favour of a gentlewoman S in waiting upon a lady of quality; nor do I think it would be difficult, should that be the object of the prize-fighter, to acquire the property of a large baboon like Sylvan, which no doubt would set up as a juggler any Frank who had meanness of spirit to propose to gain his bread in such a capacity, from the alms of the starving chivalry of Europe. But he who can stoop to envy the lot of such a person, ought not to be one whose chief personal distinctions are sufficient to place him first in rank over all the favourites of the amphitheatre." There was something in this sophistical kind of reasoning, which was but half satisfactory to the obtuse intellect of the prize-fighter, to whom it was addressed, although-the only answer which he attempted was couched in this observation:--"Ay, but, noble centurion, you forget that, besides empty honours, this Varaugian Hereward, or Edward, whichever is his name, is promised a mighty donative of gold." "Marry, you touch me there," said the centurion; "and when you tell me that the promise is fulfilled, I will willingly agree that the AngloSaxon hath gained something to be envied for; but while it remains in the shape of a naked promise, you shall pardon me, my worthy Stephanos, if I hold it of no more account than the mere pledges which are distributed among ourselves as well as to the Varangians, promising upon future occasions mints of money, which we are likely to receive at the same time with the last year's snow. Keep up your heart, therefore, noble Stephanos, and believe not that your affairs are worse for the miscarriage of this day; and let not thy gallant courage sin...

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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. 1851 Excerpt: ...a dead man. I will not insult thee, by telling thee how easy it might be to acquire the favour of a gentlewoman S in waiting upo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217418953

ISBN - 13:9780217418959

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