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Peregrine Bunce (v. 3)


Peregrine Bunce (v. 3)

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    Theodore Edward Hook
Excerpt from book: " My Lady Greasewrister, And Madam Van Twister, Her ladyship's sister, Lord Cram and Lord Vulture, Sir Brandish O'Culter, With Marshal Carowzer And old Lady Mouzer, And the great Hanoverian Baron Pansmowzer." Anything upon earth, in the present temper of his mind, would be gratifying, excepting always the sight of Miss Grayson's beaming countenance, or the sound of Major M'Larrup's key bugle. Leamington at length achieved, the effect it produced upon both uncle and nephew was favourable in the extreme, and the Clarendon Hotel, which had been well recommended, was adopted and approved of. Whether there be really a master or a mistress to it, the historian cannot say: but in their absence, or in the absence of their appearance, a republic of exceedingly civil servants overwhelmed the visiters with courtesies and attention, and installed them forthwith in a most comfortable sitting room,promising all the little domestic agremens, which, to a man of Uncle Noll's time of life had become essential to the well-being of his body, and the placidity and evenness of. his mind. He paced the drawing-room—opened one of the windows, looked down the street, and then closing it again, said with a chuckling laugh to Peregrine— " This is the sort of country I admire, Perry: —if you were'nt told you were in Warwickshire, you might fancy yourself in Bedford' Place, Bloomsbury, where my old friend Lawrence Lumps lives : but we1!! explore—hey gad—or, as my dear departed aunt Louisa Jane used to say, we'll explode the neighbourhood: first order dinner—hey gad, you—look at the coals, whole tombs full—all snug—I like this place." " It promises well," said Peregrine, who, in the cautious spirit of his character, was anxious to see a little more of the paved paradise before he pledged himself to...  
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