Lessons in Elocution (1823)
General Books LLC, 2009 - 460 pages
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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...in my arms in my tent.--I remember the story, an't please your honour, said I, very well. Do you so? said he, wiping his eyes with his handkerchief--then well may I. In saying this, he drew a little ring out of his bosom, which seemed tied with a black riband about his neck, and kissed it twice.--Here, Billy, said he--the boy flew across the room to the bed side, and falling down upon his knee, took the ring in his hand, and kissed it too, then kissed his father, and sat down upon the bed and wept. I wish, said my uncle Toby with a deep sigh--I wish, Trim, I was asleep. Your honour, replied the corporal, is too much concerned; shall I pour your honour out a glass of sack to your pipe? Do, Trim, said my uncle Toby. I remember, said my uncle Toby, sighing again, the story of the ensign and his wife, and particularly well, that he as well as she, upon some account or other, (I forget what) was universally pitied by the whole regiment; but finish the story. 'Tis finished already, said the corporal, for I could stay no longer, so wished his honour a good night; young Le Fever rose from off the bed, and saw me to the bottom, of the stairs; and as w went down together, told me they had come from Ireland, and were on their rout to join the regiment in Flanders. But alas! said the corporal, the Lieutenant's last day's march is over. Then what is to become of his poor boy? cried my uncle Toby. Thou hast left this matter short, said my uncle Toby to the corporal, as he was putting him to bed, and 1 will tell thee in what, Trim. In the first place, when thou mad'st an offer of my services to Le Fever, as sickness and travelling are both expensive, and thou knewest he was but a poor Lieutenant, with a son to subsist, as well as himself, out of his pay, ...
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