Sketches of a Sea-Port Town
by Henry Fothergill Chorley (9780217047166)

Sketches of a Sea-Port Town
 
Henry Fothergill Chorley
Release Date: 08 August 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9780217047166
ISBN-10: 0217047165



Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: was sitting alone, on the day when the first of the passengers I mentioned as being saved, arrived in town, when I was called down to speak to the disagreeable looking clerk of St James' Church. He came to me (because he did not like to distress the poor widow by his presence, ) to desire me to restore to her poor George's wedding ring which his wife had that morning found while she was cleaning the church. It was broken I have kept it by me ever since." THE STREETS, No. 2. THE WORLD UPON WHEELS?A FANTASV. " How provoking " cried my fair friend, " another pin gone " I stooped, as in duty bound, to seek for it. " Do not trouble yourself?this is the seventh that I have dropped within the half hour; I wonder what can become of them all " " What," said another gentle voice; " if there be a world of pins, in some star or other " We all laughed at the conceit, and to one of the company, who has the unprofitable habit of dreaming with his eyes open, it opened a long train of amusing speculations and images. For I thought that I was in the country of which the lady had spoken?the region where the lost pins of all ages are reunited. The monarch of that strange and glittering empire, was a diamond which had dropped from its place in some fold of Cleopatra's robe, which the queen, in the ostentation of her extravagance, had forbidden should be sought for at the moment of its loss, ?and it had thus bee; overlooked by page and waiting- woman, when the gorgeous banquet waa over, i walked to and fro among the people, an industrious race of those commonplace individuals, of whom an entire row at least is dismissed to its destination, every time that Belinda makes her toilette. I discovered also the Canton of crooked pins?the territory too, of those spectral looking creatur...

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