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Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures

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Author: Douglas Jerrold
Published: 1846
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,395 / 130 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.4
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 436
mnybks.net#: 3989
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Humor, Audiobook
Excerpt

k must get his death through a broken window--our fire-insurance couldn't be paid, so that we should all fall victims to the devouring element--we couldn't go to Margate, and Caroline would go to an early grave--the dog would come home and bite us all mad--the shutter would go banging for ever--the soot would always fall--the mice never let us have a wink of sleep--thieves be always breaking in the house--our dear Mary Anne be for ever left an unprotected maid,--and with other evils falling upon us, all, all because I would go on lending five pounds!"


LECTURE II--MR. CAUDLE HAS BEEN AT A TAVERN WITH A FRIEND, AND IS "ENOUGH TO POISON A WOMAN" WITH TOBACCO-SMOKE


"Poor me! Ha! I'm sure I don't know who'd be a poor woman! I don't know who'd tie themselves up to a man, if they knew only half they'd have to bear. A wife must stay at home, and be a drudge, whilst a man can go anywhere. It's enough for a wife to sit like Cinderella by the ashes, whilst her husband can go drinking and singing

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2010.07.04
Reader
*****

One of my favorite books of all time. It is hilarious.

2007.01.25
Phil DuFrene
*****

I can just imagine poor Mr.Caudle laying there taking all this guff from Mrs. Caudle. This book is absolutely timeless. change a few words and it could have been written today. Great reading for those of us who love to read old works.


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