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6 edition of The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer found in the catalog.

The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer

V2 & V3

by Charles James Lever

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Published by IndyPublish.com .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General & Literary Fiction,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages156
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11825918M
    ISBN 101421918838
    ISBN 109781421918839

    Everything had been arranged among us--Callonby behaved most handsomely--and, as far as regarded myself, I threw no impediment in the way. How ill you are looking, we must nurse you, my poor fellow. Colburn, The Knight of Gwynne; a tale of the time of the union. The Illinois rd was one of Grant's most dependable regiments and fought with distinction at Perryville, Kentucky, and Chattanooga and Chickamauga, Tennessee. What do you mean by that? When Gary withdrew from the field in May, after the infamous Donna Rice escapade, many liberal Democrats, including a lot of women, began to look for another candidate.

    Such has mine been; and with no greater pretension than to chronicle a few of the scenes in which I have borne a part, and revive the memory of the other actors in them--some, alas! But he must also cope with and attempt to control — or even overcome — the outside forces of nature. Well, he returned them; this did not annoy me, but on one account, I had made a wager with Alderman Gullable, that the Colonel should see me in Othello--what was to be done? Now, my fair friend had but one difficulty remaining, poor dear soul--I refrain from mentioning her name for delicacy sake; but poor dear Mrs. Would Pat's run for the nation's highest office be the first time a woman — and a mother at that — mounted an organized, serious presidential campaign for a major party's nomination?

    In order, therefore, to follow his injunctions to the letter, I strolled out toward the Place in search of the tailor, and also to deliver a letter from Waller to the chamberlain, to provide me with a card for the ball. By this time I had been carrying on the siege as briskly as circumstances permitted; Lady Callonby being deeply interested in her newly arrived purchases, and Lady Catherine being good-natured enough to pretend to be so also, left me, at intervals, many opportunities of speaking to Lady Jane. Such was the man we lost; and it may well be supposed, that his successor, who, or whatever he might be, came under circumstances of no common difficulty amongst us; but, when I tell, that our new Lieutenant-Colonel was in every respect his opposite, it may be believed how little cordiality he met with. Most ignominiously thrust into a corner, in my ardour for my Moorish robes the preceding evening. Is he coming here then? All Munich is full of it, and most fortunately for you, the king has taken it all in the most good-humoured way, and laughs more than any one else about it.


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I felt that I was hoping against hope, and that my stay was only to confirm, by the most "damning proof," how surely I was fated to disappointment. The Inn at Munich "We talked of pipe-clay regulation caps-- Long twenty-fours--short culverins and mortars-- Condemn'd the 'Horse Guards' for a set of raps, And cursed our fate at being in such quarters.

But with all this, we shewed a stout, weather-beaten front, that, disposed as the passer-by might feel to laugh at our expense, very little caution would teach him it was fully as safe to indulge it in his sleeve. But she spoke not,--her averted head,--her cold and tremulous hand, and half-drawn sigh were all that replied to me, as I waited for that one word upon which hung all my fortune.

The camp and the bivouac--the reckless gaiety of the mess-table --the comfortless solitude of a French prison--the exciting turmoils of active service--the wearisome monotony of garrison duty, I have alike partaken of, and experienced. A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany.

Like lightning a horrid doubt shot across my mind. What I would have given that the whist party was over, I need not say, and certainly his majesty's eulogy upon my play came too soon, for I was now so "destrait and unhinged," my eyes wandering from the table to see if Lady Jane was near, that I lost every trick, and finished by revoking.

Then, on Friday, I received three calls. I rose at once with all the despatch I could muster; this took a long time to effect, and it was nearly two o'clock ere I finished, and sat down to smoke a solitary pipe,--the last, as I supposed it might be my lot to enjoy for heaven knows how long, Mrs.

The fact is, Harry, my boy, Guy has not got on here as well as I could have wished.

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For example, several times I almost gave up on Scouting, but she wouldn't let me; I became an Eagle Scout because of her constant encouragement and support. That one fact were to me all, and upon the answer to my question, I hung with deep anxiety. Ever yours, my dear lord, "This is much sooner than I looked for, Lorrequer, perhaps almost than I wished; but as it has taken place, we must not decline the battle; now what I wanted with you is this--if I go to Ireland I should like your acceptance of the Private Secretary's Office.

Yes, thought I, "Othello's occupation's gone;" one of two things has certainly happened, either Mrs. To Lord Callonby I wrote at greater length, recapitulating the history of our early intimacy, and accusing him of encouraging me in expectations, which, as he never intended to confirm them, were fated to prove my ruin.

To hurl Mr. It was simply this--a most unfortunate propensity to talk of the wrong place, person, or time, in any society he found himself; and this taste for the mal apropos, extended so far, that no one ever ventured into company with him as his friend, without trembling for the result; but even this, I believe his only fault, resulted from the natural goodness of his character and intentions; for, believing as he did, in his honest simplicity, that the arbitrary distinctions of class and rank were held as cheaply by others as himself, he felt small scruple at recounting to a duchess a scene in a cabaret, and with as little hesitation would he, if asked, have sung the "Cruiskeen lawn," or the "Jug of Punch," after Lablanche had finished the "Al Idea," from Figaro.

Is the door closed? Superior, it is sometimes claimed, in construction and style, the later books lack the panache of Lever's untamed youth. Have you any hopes to put all to rights again? Adieu, then once more, and now for ever.

Is he coming here then? When I first returned to consciousness, I found myself lying exactly where I had fallen. I waited till he approached the lamp, to catch a glimpse of the face; and what was my surprise to recognise my cousin, Guy Lorrequer of the 10th, whom I had not met with for six years before.

The first waking thoughts of him who has indulged over-night, was not among the most blissful of existence, and certainly the pleasure is not increased by the consciousness that he is called on to the discharge of duties to which a fevered pulse and throbbing temples are but ill-suited.

My mother, Thelma, a schoolteacher and graduate of the University of Chicago, was a Bible Belt Christian raised on a farm outside Charleston, Illinois. Luckily for me, I was better qualified to act as cicerone in a gallery than as a guide in a green-house; and with the confidence that knowledge of a subject ever inspires, I rattled away about art and artists, greatly to the edification of Lady Callonby--much to the surprise of Lady Catherine--and, better than all, evidently to the satisfaction of her, to win whose praise I would gladly have risked my life.

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