In the Meshes, or a Drop of Boston Blue Blood (Classic Reprint)

In the Meshes, or a Drop of Boston Blue Blood (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from In the Meshes, or a Drop of Boston Blue Blood As he read, with a monocle wedged into the cavity of his right eye, he seemed very uncomfortable; in deed, one or two young Club men of a later generation hinted that Mr. S. Wore the glass for show, and really used hisleft eye for reading; but this is immaterial. Mr. S., unlike most of his countrymen, found the dis mal jokes in Pufzck remarkably amusing. He even was known to laugh over them as immoder'ately as was consistent with his aristocratical breeding. But the Club cynics unkindly hinted that he did not under stand them, an insinuation pronounced to be Calumny by those who knew him best. If Mr. Speedwell did not know English manners and customs to the very core, who could do so? Had he not made the famous season of 1867 in company with his bosom friend, Lord Fiddle Paddle? Had he not shot stags in Scot land with the Duke of Roxburgh, and landed trout in Skye with Prince Leopold? And as for Devon shire, and the Fens, and the Isle of Wight, who had more racy personal adventures to relate about them all than he? Mr. Speedwell languidly dropped se/z on the floor, a smile, caused by that doosid fine caricature of Dizzy, lighting Up his affable countenance, took a cheroot from a Russia leather cigar-case, and called to the waiter for a light. He had taken a few puffs from the Manila weed, When two gentlemen approached him. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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William Roscoe Thayer
Hardback | 72 pages
152 x 229 x 6mm | 254g
Publication date
09 Dec 2018
Forgotten Books
Illustrations note
22 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white