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Bracebridge Hall   By: (1783-1859)

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BRACEBRIDGE HALL

by

WASHINGTON IRVING

Illustrated by R. Caldecott.

London. MacMillan & Co. Printed by R. & R. CLARK, Edinburgh

1877

[Illustration: "The chivalry of the Hall prepared to take the field." Frontispiece. ]

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PREFACE

The success of "OLD CHRISTMAS" has suggested the re publication of its sequel "BRACEBRIDGE HALL," illustrated by the same able pencil, but condensed so as to bring it within reasonable size and price.

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CONTENTS

THE HALL

THE BUSY MAN

FAMILY SERVANTS

THE WIDOW

THE LOVERS

FAMILY RELIQUES

AN OLD SOLDIER

THE WIDOW'S RETINUE

READY MONEY JACK

BACHELORS

A LITERARY ANTIQUARY

THE FARM HOUSE

HORSEMANSHIP

LOVE SYMPTOMS

FALCONRY

HAWKING

FORTUNE TELLING

LOVE CHARMS

A BACHELOR'S CONFESSIONS

GIPSIES

VILLAGE WORTHIES

THE SCHOOLMASTER

THE SCHOOL

A VILLAGE POLITICIAN

THE ROOKERY

MAY DAY

THE CULPRIT

LOVERS' TROUBLES

THE WEDDING

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Designed by Randolph Caldecott, and Arranged and Engraved by J. D. Cooper

THE HAWKING PARTY.

TITLE PAGE.

HEADING TO PREFACE

TAILPIECE TO PREFACE

HEADING TO CONTENTS

TAILPIECE TO CONTENTS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

TAILPIECE TO ILLUSTRATIONS

THE HALL

THE TERRACE GARDEN

STOPPING TO GATHER A FLOWER

BREAKING A POINTER

THE CHILDREN DANCE IN THE HALL

"SEVERAL UNHAPPY BIRDS IN DURANCE"

OLD CHRISTY

"TWO PAMPERED CURS THAT BARKED OUT OF EACH WINDOW"

ARRIVAL OF THE WIDOW

HEADING TO "FAMILY SERVANTS"

THE OLD HOUSEKEEPER

PHOEBE WILKINS

"SHE DRINKS THE HEALTH OF THE COMPANY"

CONTEMPLATION

THE WIDOW

KENSINGTON GARDENS

A SAGE ADVISER

MASTER SIMON OVER THE ACCOUNTS

HEADING TO "THE LOVERS"

THE LOVERS

THE TRIO

HEADING TO "FAMILY RELIQUES"

EFFIGY IN MARBLE

JULIA AND THE CAPTAIN IN THE GALLERY

THE SALUTATION

GENERAL HARBOTTLE

"PUBLIC DISTRESS, SIR, IS ALL HUMBUG!"

CANINE PETS

THE OLD COACHMAN

DIGNITY AND IMPUDENCE

CONFIDENTIAL WHISPER

READY MONEY JACK EXPOUNDING

IN AT THE DEATH

QUELLING THE BRAWL

QUARTER STAFF

MULLIGATAWNEY CLUB

CHAFFING THE MILKMAID

CONJUGAL EXTINGUISHER

A LITERARY ANTIQUARY

A BOOKWORM

"COME, TELL ME, SAYS ROSA, AS KISSING AND KISSED"

HEADING TO "THE FARM HOUSE"

"HE SHONE LIKE A BOTTLE"

A TAILPIECE

CHRISTY ON PEPPER

A HUNTER

THE TUTOR'S DISMISSAL

THE OFFERING

MRS. HANNAH

ASLEEP WHEN HE READS

FALCONRY IN OLDEN TIMES

PHYSICKING THE HAWKS

"WELL, WELL, HAVE IT YOUR OWN WAY, CHRISTY!"

HAWKING

THE CONSULTATION IN THE FIELD

THE QUARRY IN SIGHT

JULIA'S MISHAP

PLUMING HER WINGS

THE GIPSY ENCAMPMENT

A GIPSY GIRL

THE GENERAL IN THE TOILS

"GOD SAVE THE KING!"

TOSSING THE PANCAKE

JACK JILTS PHOEBE

THE LOVE SPELL

MASTER SIMON AT THE WINDOW

MASTER SIMON IN LOVE

GENTLEMEN'S JOKES

STARLIGHT TOM ON THE WATCH

A GIPSY PARTY

FORTUNE TELLING

HEADING TO "VILLAGE WORTHIES"

"MASTER SIMON PINCHED THE DAUGHTER'S CHEEK"

THE APOTHECARY

HEADING TO "THE SCHOOLMASTER"

SLINGSBY AND READY MONEY JACK

"ON THE ROAD"

THE SCHOOL

THE PRODIGAL

THE TRUANTS

LAYING DOWN THE LAW

THE VILLAGE POLITICIAN

THE LANDLADY

THE ANTAGONISTS

THE ROOKERY

AFTER THE STRAWS

ROOKS ON THE SHEEP

THE HERMIT OWL

BACHELOR'S HALL

MAY DAY

MAY DAY QUEEN

THE GENERAL NONPLUSSED

MAY QUEEN AND BRIDE ELECT

MAY DAY MEL√ČE

RUMPLED FEATHERS

THE CAPTURE

CONSCIENCE MAKES COWARDS OF THE DOGS

THE TRIBUNAL

THE GUARD

TAILPIECE

A SOLEMN CONSULTATION

LOVE DOCUMENTS

SLINGSBY AND PHOEBE

BUTLER WITH BRIDE CUP

THE WEDDING

RURAL ARTILLERY

MASTER SIMON OPENS THE BALL

RECONCILIATION

A MAIDEN CONFESSION

MASTER SIMON'S FINALE

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