The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Vol. 7 of 12
Excerpt from The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Vol. 7 of 12: The Paris Sketch Book; The Irish Sketch Book; And Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo About twelve O'clock, just as the bell of the packet is tolling a farewell to London Bridge, and warning off the black guard boys with the newspapers, who have been shoving Times, P0272] paul-pry, Penny Satirist, Flare-up, and other abominations into your face - just as the bell has tolled, and the Jews, strangers, people-taking-leave-of - their-families, and blackguard boys aforesaid, are making a rush for the narrow plank which conducts from the paddle-box of the Emerald steamboat unto the quay - you perceive, staggering down Thames Street, those two hackney - coaches, for the arrival of which you have been praying, trembling, hoping, despairing, swearing - 3w I beg your pardon, I believe the word is not used in polite company - and transpiring, for the last half hour. Yes, at last, the two coaches draw near, and from thence an awful number Of trunks, children, carpet - bags, nursery - maids, hat-boxes, bandboxes, bonnet boxes, desks, cloaks, and an affectionate wife, are discharged on the quay. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.