The Yellowplush Papers

Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

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Published: 1838
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,300 / 166 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,110
mnybks.net#: 6888
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got me a very different situation. A handsome young genlmn, who kep a tilbry and a ridin horse at livry, wanted a tiger. I bid at once for the place; and, being a neat tidy-looking lad, he took me. Bago gave me a character, and he my first livry; proud enough I was of it, as you may fancy.

My new master had some business in the city, for he went in every morning at ten, got out of his tilbry at the Citty Road, and had it waiting for him at six; when, if it was summer, he spanked round into the Park, and drove one of the neatest turnouts there. Wery proud I was in a gold-laced hat, a drab coat and a red weskit, to sit by his side, when he drove. I already began to ogle the gals in the carridges, and to feel that longing for fashionabl life which I've had ever since. When he was at the oppera, or the play, down I went to skittles, or to White Condick Gardens; and Mr. Frederic Altamont's young man was somebody, I warrant: to be sure there is very few man-servants at Pentonwille, the poppylation being mos

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2013.07.15
AK
*****

Written in what was supposed to be a footman's version of English, this book is enjoyable and amusing. It tells the story of Charles J. Yellowplush's different masters: one of whom sweeps a street crossing and another is an astute nobleman who gets ensnared in a very clever matrimonial trap set by his own father.
Altogether a good read.


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