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. 1903 Excerpt: ...of opinion upon all the grand affairs of life," said Mr. Gresham, looking at his nephews. "What amongst one set of people you hear asserted ...Read MoreThis 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. 1903 Excerpt: ...of opinion upon all the grand affairs of life," said Mr. Gresham, looking at his nephews. "What amongst one set of people you hear asserted to be absolutely necessary, you will hear from another set of people is quite unnecessary. All that can be done, my dear boys, in these difficult cases, is to judge for yourselves which opinions and which people are the most reasonable." Hal, who had been more accustomed to think of what was fashionable than of what was reasonable, without at all-considering the good sense of what his uncle said to him, replied, with childish petulance, " Indeed, sir, I don't know what other people think; I only know what Lady Diana Sweepstakes said." The name of Lady Diana Sweepstakes, Hal thought, must impress all present with respect: he was highly astonished when, as he looked round, he saw a smile of contempt upon every one's countenance; and he was yet further bewildered when he heard her spoken of as a very silly, extravagant, ridiculous woman, whose opinion no prudent person would ask upon any subject, and whose example was to be shunned, instead of being imitated. "Aye, my dear Hal," said his uncle, smiling at his look of amazement, " these are some of the things that young people must learn from experience. All the world do not agree in opinion about characters: you will hear the same person admired in one company, and blamed in another; so that we must still come round to the same point, Judge for yourself." Hal's thoughts were, however, at present too full of the uniform to allow his judgment to act with perfect impartiality. As soon as their visit was over, and all the time they walked down the hill from Prince's Buildings towards Bristol, he continued to repeat nearly the same a...Read Less
Thomson, Hugh. Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Copy in maroon cloth on boards with elaborate gilt decoration on cover and spine and decoration blind stamped on lower cover. Spine lightly sunned. Spine lightly rubbed at head/foot. Slight foxing to front and rear end papers. Previous owners inscription on FFE. A few light internal cracks. Clean text and b/w illustrations.
First edition thus (hardback). 8vo, xxiv, 412pp. Frontispiece and text illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Original decorated red cloth, gilt titling and decoration to the front board and the spine, top edge gilt. Minor fraying to the head of the spine, endpapers browned, contents slightly shaken else VG. Overall, this copy is in good plus condition.
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