Pomfret; Or, Public Opinion and Private Judgement
by Henry Fothergill Chorley (9781150779251)

Pomfret; Or, Public Opinion and Private Judgement
Henry Fothergill Chorley
Release Date: 24 December 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781150779251
ISBN-10: 115077925X

General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1845 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: Shortly after the Austrian was gone, came a stealthy tap at the door, and Checco presented himself. Poor, faithful, roguish Checco In those days his frizzled hair, already threaded with gray, was unkempt, and his hands were sorely grim; and his wardrobe, a stray collection of the cast-off wearables of all who had ever lodged in the house; -- a tawdry plaid waistcoat, surmounting a pair of shrunk nankeens, and these, again, revealing more of the dilapidated French bottines than the maker had ever contemplated. Yet never had mortal pair of kinder and brighter eyes than shone in his gray, prematurely withered face; and though he did advance obsequiously to the sofa where Carew was sitting wrapped in a brown study, more than a little of his devotion to please (with us Northerns it rarely gets beyond a desire) was real. " Does the Signorwant to buy any particularly fine lace," said he softly, " as a present for his lady ?" " Lace, Checco ? you have mistaken the door. Did you sit up all night again, that you are now half asleep ?" " It belongs there" whispered the Venetian, indicating the German chamber with his finger. " Madamigella wishes to sell it immediately: a bargain, Signor; she will almost take anything for it. And it is so fine " and, as the cameriere spoke, he unfolded a web, which even Carew's unpractised eyes assured him was rare beyond ordinary rarity. The necessity of buying something for his Grace that very instant rushed upon the traveller's mind. Who is it that says that gifts are at most times made in consequence of remembrances of the absent, but sometimes in compensation for neglec...

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