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The Golden Grasshopper

A Story of the Days of Sir Thomas Gresham

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 105,140 / 296 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 590
Added to site: 2007.10.18
mnybks.net#: 18577
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nautical
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variety of ornaments, too, made their appearance, subtilties, they were called, and ornamental devices in pastry. One was a lofty castle, covered with silver, flags of gold waving on its summit. However, it would take up too much space to describe the numberless dishes which appeared at this banquet.

The musicians at intervals played for the amusement of the guests, and toward the end, lest they might have become weary of too many sweet sounds, the doors of the hall opened, and a band of maskers entered habited in various grotesque costumes. With a deep obeisance to the master of the feast, as well as to the lady and their visitors, the leader of the party commenced an oration the subject of which Ernst Verner was too young at the time to note down, and has long since forgotten. It was followed by the representation of a Morality, the subject of which also, for the same reason, is not noted in this diary. Ernst, with his young companion, little Richard Gresham, were running about the hall hand in hand,

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