Jack Sheppard a Romance (Google eBook)
On the night of Friday, the 26th of November, 1703, and at the hour of eleven, the door of a miserable habitation, situated in an obscure quarter of the Borough of Southwark, known as the Old Mint, was opened; and a man, with a lantern in his hand, appeared at the threshold. This person, whose age might be about forty, was attired in a brown double-breasted frieze coat, with very wide skirts, and a very narrow collar; a light drugget waistcoat, with pockets reaching to the knees; black plush breeches; grey worsted hose; and shoes with round toes, wooden heels, and high quarters, fastened by small silver buckles. He wore a three-cornered hat, a sandy-coloured scratch wig, and had a thick woollen wrapper folded round his throat. His clothes had evidently seen some service, and were plentifully begrimed with the dust of the workshop. Still he had a decent look, and decidedly the air of one well-to-do in the world. In stature, he was short and stumpy; in person, corpulent; and in countenance, sleek, snub-nosed, and demure.
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Review: Jack SheppardUser Review - Goodreads
all Ainsworth's books are very funny and clever, especially for the time when they were written. If you see through the romance they are a delight, I think I have the entire set of works. Read full review
Review: Jack SheppardUser Review - Neal Romanek - Goodreads
A slow start that accelerates into much Georgian Era intrigue, melodrama, violence & derring do. Fascinating to see the London Secofic locations described as they were in the early 1700s (from the ... Read full review
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