VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.freejokes.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
  Home Stories Jokes Joke Topics Jokes Riddles Anecdotes Irish Humour Jests Canadian Humour Puns Animal Anecdotes Free Jokes Humour Scenes


Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
Marie Antoinette
Dreaming
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
The Wounded Sailor
Questioning
Marshal De Nevailles
Spare Moments
China-ware
Van Dyke
Man--shut It Up--shut It Up! Go Home And Read My Book, P
Mimic Reclaimed




literary pursuits

Anecdotes Home






"We had performed half the journey," writes our
informant, "when Sir Walter started as from a dream, exclaiming: 'Oh, my
friend G----, I have forgotten you till this moment!' A short mile brought
us to a small town, where Sir Walter ordered a post-chaise, in which he
deposited his luggage, consisting of a well-worn short hazel stick, and a
paper parcel containing a few books; then, much to my regret, he changed
his route, and returned to the Scottish capital. The following month I was
again in Edinburgh, and curiosity induced me to wait on the friend G----
apostrophised by Sir Walter, and whose friendship I had the honour to
possess. The cause of Sir Walter's return, I was informed, was this:--He
had engaged to furnish an article for a periodical conducted by my friend,
but the promise had slipped from his memory--a most uncommon occurrence,
for Sir Walter was gifted with the best of memories--until the moment of
his exclamation. His instant return was the only means of retrieving the
error. Retrieved, however, it was; and the following morning Mr. G----
received several sheets of closely-written manuscript, the transcribing of
which alone must have occupied half the night."





Next: Candid Robber

Previous: Sir W. Scott



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2334





Random Anecdotes

Desertion
Countess De St. Belmont
Heber's Palestine
Algerine Captain
Goldsmith's Marlow
Ximenes
George The Second
A Soldier's Wife
Clear And Conclusive Evidence Was Drawn Out Of A Yorkshireman
An Odd Grenadier
Garrick And Rich
Charles Vi
Rights Of Hospitality
Hume
Making Things Better
Maximilian I
George I
Possibility
Ingenious Contrivance
Sir Samuel Hood
A Sheepish Lamb
Hogarth
Louis Xii
Turner
Bishop Of St. Lisieux