Pierce Egan REAL LIFE IN LONDON - Volume I

ISBN 13: 9781517725396


9781517725396: REAL LIFE IN LONDON - Volume I

Excerpt from Chapter 1: "’THEY order these things better in London,’ replied the Hon. Tom Dashall, to an old weather-beaten sportsman, who would fain have made a convert of our London Sprig of Fashion to the sports and delights of rural life. The party were regaling themselves after the dangers and fatigues of a very hard day's fox-chace; and, while the sparkling glass circulated, each, anxious to impress on the minds of the company the value of the exploits and amusements in which he felt most delight, became more animated and boisterous in his oratory—forgetting that excellent regulation which forms an article in some of the rules and orders of our Free and Easies in London, 'that no more than three gentlemen shall be allowed to speak at the same time.’ The whole party, consisting of fourteen, like a pack in full cry, had, with the kind assistance of the ’rosy god,’ become at the same moment most animated, not to say vociferous, orators.” This edition is a reprint of a book first published in 1821.

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