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Author: Charles Reade
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,955 / 152 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 476
mnybks.net#: 5844
Origin: gutenberg.org

A blase nobleman goes among the fishing population of a town on the east coast of Scotland, getting a taste of real life in an adventure that calls out his manhood.

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h nothing to win; and naturally lived for amusement. Now nothing is so sure to cease to please as pleasure--to amuse, as amusement. Unfortunately for himself he could not at this period of his life warm to politics; so, having exhausted his London clique, he rolled through the cities of Europe in his carriage, and cruised its shores in his yacht. But he was not happy!

He was a man of taste, and sipped the arts and other knowledge, as he sauntered Europe round.

But he was not happy.

"What shall I do?" said l'ennuye'.

"Distinguish yourself," said one.

"How?"

No immediate answer.

"Take a prima donna over," said another.

Well, the man took a prima donna over, which scolded its maid from the Alps to Dover in the lingua Toscana without the bocca Romana, and sang in London without applause; because what goes down at La Scala does not generally go down at Il Teatro della Regina, Haymarket.

So then my lord strol

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