Traits of Travel: Or, Tales of Men and Cities, Volume 2

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Página 65 - I, in my turn, told my companion the names of a few of my countrymen; but I saw none who combined notoriety with the ludicrous, except the celebrated Squire Hold'emtight, who, mounted on the dicky of a calèche, covered with a huge box-coat, whipped along a pair of pitiful hacks, and (puffing his red and bloated cheeks against the wind) gave occasion to a group near me to holloa out " Voilà ! Voilà le bceuf gras t" — and I certainly never saw a finer specimen of John Bullism.
Página 63 - Delighted at an opportunity of being initiated into the manœuvres of a petit-maître de Paris, I willingly accorded his pardon. He began by throwing off his black cap, and displaying a head completely covered with papillotes, which he, without shame or ceremony, pulled coolly from their respective curls, and folded up in readiness for the service of the night. At first sight of him I thought he had been bald, for not a straggling hair wandered on his temples. Now he had a profusion of dark-brown...
Página 61 - A pleasant sort of person this," thought I, as I approached his residence, " to lead a young fellow like me through the labyrinth of learning and pleasure ; for I intended to be at all in the ring, as we say familiarly at the club. Arrived at the street to which my friend the proprietor's hand-writing on the back of the letter pointed like a fingerpost, I was not very favourably struck by its appearance.
Página 66 - While the file of carriages was thus dragging, like a wounded snake or an alexandrine, " its slow length along," and every face seemed the index of a melancholy or a dissatisfied mind, the sound of martial music struck upon my ear, and presently several regiments of infantry in full order of march, moved along the Boulevards from the direction of the Tuileries, where they had been just passed in review, preparatory to their departure for Spain. A train of artillery followed — the heavy rolling...
Página 66 - ... index of a melancholy or a dissatisfied mind, the sound of martial music struck upon my ear, and presently several regiments of infantry in full order of march, moved along the Boulevards from the direction of the Tuileries, where they had been just passed in review, preparatory to their departure for Spain. A train of artillery followed — the heavy rolling of the guns over the pavement mixing with the clash of the military bands, bringing to the mind a rush of awful combinations touching the...
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