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'Phiz' (Hablot Knight Browne)

a Memoir

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Author: Fred G. Kitton
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,174 / 44 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,094
Added to site: 2010.09.14
mnybks.net#: 28998
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor
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m, or behind a curtain. His desire for a quiet, unobtrusive life, induced him to pass most of his time in country retirement, all business matters in town being transacted by an intimate friend.[E] Authors or publishers wishing to have a personal interview with "Phiz" were compelled to visit him at his residence, a few miles from town, and many were the contretemps on dark nights as they crossed a bleak moor to reach their destination. His sons looked forward to the time when visitors were expected, in order to hear the stories of wild adventure which generally befell them, and to laugh at their discomfiture.

"Phiz" had been from his boyhood accustomed to horses, and frequently hunted with the Surrey hounds. To this circumstance is due the extreme facility with which he delineated the horse in action in the hunting field and elsewhere. At one time he contributed sketches to The Sporting Gazette. This industrious artist was never known to take a lengthened holiday, but occasionally spe

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