A Brief History of English Literature by John Peck

By John Peck

A short background of English Literature presents a full of life introductory consultant to English literature from Beowulf to the current day. The authors write of their regularly lucid type which permits the reader to interact totally with the narrative and simply comprehend the texts when it comes to the social, political and cultural contexts during which they have been written. A masterpiece of readability and compression, this e-book is a must-have for an individual drawn to the background of literature from the British Isles.

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Dear Miss Fanny! how she cried at parting with me, whilst I kissed and hugged the baby, thinking I should never see him again. I left Mrs. Pruden’s, and walked home with a heart full of sorrow. The idea of being sold away from my mother and Miss Betsey was so frightful, that I dared not trust myself to think about it. We had been bought of Mr. Myners, as I have mentioned, by Miss Betsey’s grandfather, and given to her, so that we were by right her property, and I never thought we should be separated or sold away from her.

However, this being so promising a speculation, great efforts have been made by men who possessed capital for present outlay; and the lace trade employs an immense number of female hands in constant occupation to supply a market that numbers among its customers, in one branch or another, every grade of society, from the Queen upon the throne to the village barmaid, who cannot serve beer out to her master’s customers without a bit of edging to her simple cap. So far, all is very fair; that any produce of honest industry should find so ready a sale, and that our own poor should enjoy the profit rather than foreigners, is a matter of thankfulness.

When I thought about my mistress I felt as if the world was all gone wrong; and for many days and weeks I could think of nothing else. I returned to Mrs. Whether in the house or abroad, my thoughts were always talking to me about her. I staid at Mrs. Pruden’s about three months after this; I was then sent back to Mr. Williams to be sold. Oh, that was a sad sad time! I recollect the day well. Mrs. ” Hearing this I burst out a crying,—though I was then far from being sensible of the full weight of my misfortune, or of the misery that waited for me.

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