William George Waters Travellers Joy

ISBN 13: 9780217410687

Travellers Joy

9780217410687: Travellers Joy

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. 1906. Excerpt: ... Epping Forest, Monday night, thirty-first. No, I have not seen him, he loitered on the road, and I was kept at Lynn till yesterday morning. It is plain I never knew for how many trades I was formed, when at this time of day I can begin electioneering, and succeed in my new vocation. Think of me, the subject of a mob, who was scarce ever before in a mob, addressing them in the town hall, riding at the head of two thousand people through such a town as Lynn, dining with above two hundred of them, amid bumpers, huzzas, songs, and tobacco, and finishing with country dancing at a ball and sixpenny whisk! I have borne it all cheerfully; nay, have sat hours in conversation, the thing upon earth that I hate, have been to hear misses play on the harpsichord, and to see an alderman's copies of Reubens and Carlo Marat. Yet to do the folks justice, they are sensible, and reasonable, and civilized; their very language is polished since I lived among them. I attribute this to their more frequent intercourse with the world and the capital, by the help of good roads and postchaises, which, if they have abridged the king's dominions, have at least tamed his subjects: well! how comfortable it will be to-morrow, to see my perroquet, to play at loo, and not to be obliged to talk seriously--The Heraclitus at the beginning of this letter will be overjoyed on finishing it to sign himself your old friend, DEMOCRITUS. P.S. I forgot to tell you that my ancient aunt Hammond came over to Lynn to see me--not from any affection, but curiosity--the first thing she said to me, though we have not met these sixteen years was, "Child, you have done a thing to-day, that your father never did in all his life; you sat as they carried you; he always stood the whole time." "Madam" said I, "when...

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