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Seven English Cities (Paperback)

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There were small shops in the Bootham, thread-and-needle stores, newspaper stores, and provision stores mainly, which I affected, and there was one united florist''s and fruiterer''s which I particularly liked because of the conversability of the proprietor. He was a stout man, of a vinous complexion, with what I should call here, where our speech is mostly uncouth, an educated accent, though with few and wandering aspirates in it. Him I visited every morning to buy for my breakfast one of those Spanish melons which they have everywhere in England, and which put our native cantaloupes to shame; and we always fell into a little talk over our transaction of fourpence or sixpence, as the case might be. After I had confided that I was an American, he said one day, "Ah, the Americans are clever people." Then he added, "I hope you won''t mind my saying it, sir, but I think their ladies are rather harder than our English ladies, sir."


Publisher General Books
Mfg Part# 9781151516961
SKU 213967606
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1151516961
Release Date 1/26/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0092
Publisher General Books
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