Synopses & Reviews
Excerpt from The Sketch-Book
He has commonly a broad, full face, curi ously mottled with red, as if the blood had been forced by hard feeding into every vessel of the skin he is swelled into jolly dimensions by frequent potations of malt liquors, and his bulk is still further increased by a multiplicity of coats, in which he is buried like a cauli ﬂower, the upper one reaching to his heels. He wears a broad-brimmed, low-crowned hat a huge roll of colored handkerchief about his neck, knowingly knotted and tucked in at the bosom; and has in summer-time a large bou quet of ﬂowers in his button-hole the present most probably, of some enamored country lass. His waistcoat is commonly Of some bright color, striped, and his small-clothes extend far below the knees, to meet a pair ofjockey-boots which reach about half way up his legs.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
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.