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The Lamplighter Maria S Cummins

The Lamplighter

Maria S Cummins

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ISBN : 9781502889812
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390 pages
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[...]encouragement for native talent, hed have been at the opera. He was on his ladder, lighting his first lamp, and singing to himself in a manner more easily to be conceived than described, when he hears the clock strike five, and suddenly sees anMore[...]encouragement for native talent, hed have been at the opera. He was on his ladder, lighting his first lamp, and singing to himself in a manner more easily to be conceived than described, when he hears the clock strike five, and suddenly sees an old gentleman with a telescope in his hand, throw up a window and look at him very hard. Tom didnt know what could be passing in this old gentlemans mind. He thought it likely enough that he might be saying within himself, Heres a new lamplighter - a good-looking young fellow - shall I stand something to drink? Thinking this possible, he keeps quite still, pretending to be very particular about the wick, and looks at the old gentleman sideways, seeming to take no notice of him. Gentlemen, he was one of the strangest and most mysterious-looking files that ever Tom clapped his eyes on. He was dressed all slovenly and untidy, in a great gown of a kind of bed-furniture pattern, with a cap of the same on his head- and a long old flapped waistcoat- with no braces, no strings, very few buttons - in short, with hardly any of those artificial contrivances that hold society together.[...].