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New Burlesques

By Harte, Brett

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Title: New Burlesques  
Author: Harte, Brett
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Harte, B. (n.d.). New Burlesques. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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When I state that I was own brother to Lord Burleydon, had an income of two thousand a year, could speak all the polite languages fluently, was a powerful swordsman, a good shot, and could ride anything from an elephant to a clotheshorse, I really think I have said enough to satisfy any feminine novel-reader of Bayswater or South Kensington that I was a hero. My brother's wife, however, did not seem to incline to this belief. A more conceited, self-satisfied little cad I never met than you, she said. Why don't you try to do something instead of sneering at others who do? You never take anything seriously—except yourself, which isn't worth it. You are proud of your red hair and peaked nose just because you fondly believe that you got them from the Prince of Trulyruralania, and are willing to think evil of your ancestress to satisfy your snobbish little soul. Let me tell you, sir, that there was no more truth about that than there was in that silly talk of her partiality for her husband's red-haired gamekeeper in Scotland. Ah! that makes you start— don't it? But I have always observed that a mule is apt to remember only the horse side of his ancestry!...

Table of Contents
· RUPERT THE RESEMBLER · CHAPTER I. RUDOLPH OF TRULYRURALANIA · CHAPTER II. IN WHICH MY HAIR CAUSES A LOT OF THINGS · CHAPTERS III TO XXII (Inclusive). IN WHICH THINGS GET MIXED · CHAP XXIII AND SOME OTHER CHAPS · THE STOLEN CIGAR CASE · GOLLY AND THE CHRISTIAN, OR THE MINX AND THE MANXMAN · BOOK I · BOOK II · BOOK III · BOOK IV · BOOK V · BOOK VI · BOOK VII · THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN LONGBOWE, YEOMAN BEING A MODERN-ANTIQUE REALISTIC ROMANCE · CHAPTERS I TO XX · DAN'L BOREM · I · II · III · IV · V 1

 

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