Lavengro: The Scholar--The Gipsy--The Priest

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partly as a spiritual--partly as a temporal guide, has let me into a secret or two; he is fond of a glass of gin and water--and over a glass of gin and water cold, with a lump of sugar in it, he has been more communicative, perhaps, than was altogether prudent. Were I my own master I would kick him, politics, and religious movements to a considerable distance. And now, if you are going away, do so quickly; I have an appointment with Annette, and must make myself fit to appear before her."


CHAPTER XLIII.

PROGRESS.--GLORIOUS JOHN.--UTTERLY UNINTELLIGIBLE.--WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

BY the month of October I had, in spite of all difficulties and obstacles, accomplished about two-thirds of the principal task which I had undertaken, the compiling of the Newgate lives; I had also made some progress in translating the publisher's philosophy into German. But about this time I began to see very clearly that it was impossible that our connection should prove of long duration; yet in the event of my leaving the big man, what other resource had I--another publisher? But what had I to offer? There were my ballads, my Ab Gwilym, but then I thought of Taggart and his snuff, his pinch of snuff. However, I determined to see what could be done, so I took my ballads under my arm and went to various publishers; some took snuff, others did not, but none took my ballads or Ab Gwilym, they would not even look at them. One asked me if I had any thing else--he was a snuff-taker--I said yes; and going home, returned with my translation of the German novel, to which I have before alluded. After keeping it for a fortnight, he returned it to me on my visiting him, and taking a pinch of snuff, told me it would not do. There were marks of snuff on the outside of the manuscript, which was a roll of paper bound with red tape, but there were no marks of snuff on the interior of the manuscript, from which I concluded that he had never opened it.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface. v
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 9
  • Chapter III 14
  • Chapter IV 23
  • Chapter V 29
  • Chapter VI 38
  • Chapter VII 45
  • Chapter VIII 53
  • Chapter IX 57
  • Chapter X 63
  • Chapter XI 67
  • Chapter XII 72
  • Chapter XIII 80
  • Chapter XIV 83a
  • Chapter XV 91
  • Chapter XVI 96
  • Chapter XVII 101
  • Chapter XVIII 109
  • Chapter XIX 112
  • Chapter XX 119
  • Chapter XXI 123
  • Chapter XXII 128
  • Chapter XXIII 135
  • Chapter XXIV 142
  • Chapter XXV 149
  • Chapter XXVI 156
  • Chapter XXVII 163
  • Chapter XXVIII 169
  • Chapter XXIX 171
  • Chapter XXX 174
  • Chapter XXXI 181
  • Chapter XXXII 186
  • Chapter XXXIII 191
  • Chapter XXXIV 196
  • Chapter XXXV 198
  • Chapter XXXVI 203
  • Chapter XXXVII 208
  • Chapter XXXVIII 212
  • Chapter XXXIX 216
  • Chapter XL 221
  • Chapter XLI 225
  • Chapter XLII 229
  • Chapter XLIII 234
  • Chapter XLIV 236
  • Chapter XLV 241
  • Chapter XLVI 246
  • Capter Xlvii. 250
  • Chapter XLVIII 255
  • Chapter XLIX 259
  • Chapter L 262
  • Chapter LI 265
  • Chapter LII 270
  • Chapter LIII 274
  • Chapter LIV 281
  • Chapter LV 285
  • Chapter LVI 289
  • Chapter LVII 291
  • Chapter LVIII 294
  • Chapter LIX 297
  • Chapter LX 300
  • Chapter LXI 305
  • Chapter LXII 306
  • Chapter LXIII 311
  • Chapter LXIV 316
  • Chapter LXV 325
  • Chapter LXVI 329
  • Chapter LXVII 335
  • Chapter LXVIII 343
  • Chapter LXIX 354
  • Chapter LXX 360
  • Chapter LXXI 367
  • Chapter LXXII 378
  • Chapter LXXIII 383
  • Chapter LXXIV 390
  • Chapter LXXV 394
  • Chapter LXXVI 400
  • Chapter LXXVII 409
  • Chapter LXXVIII 412
  • Chapter LXXIX 415
  • Chapter LXXX 420
  • Chapter LXXXI 423
  • Chapter LXXXII 431
  • Chapter LXXXIII 434
  • Chapter LXXXIV 437
  • Chapter LXXXV 443
  • Chapter LXXXVI 454
  • Chapter LXXXVII 458
  • Chapter LXXXVIII 460
  • Chapter LXXXIX 469
  • Chapter XC 474
  • Chapter XCI 481
  • Chapter XCII 483
  • Chapter XCIII 488
  • Chapter Xciv. 491
  • Chapter Xcv. 504
  • Chapter Xcvi. 511
  • Chapter Xcvii. 516
  • Chapter Xcviii. 525
  • Chapter Xcix. 537
  • Chapter C. 547
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