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The author of the book: James Hogg
Edition: General Books
Date of issue: December 24th 2009
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ISBN: 1150790237
ISBN 13: 9781150790232
Language: English
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"That very evening, who should arrive with the Pringleton coach, but our good friend Daniel Bell, and with him his ne- phew-in-law, that is, his wife's brother's son, Richard Rickleton, Esq. of Burlhope, and farmer of seventeen thousand acres of land, on the two sides of the Border. He was a real clod-pole - a moss-jumper - a man of bones, thews, and sinews, with no more mind or ingenuity than an owl; men nicknamed him the heather-blooter, from his odd way of laughing, for that laugh could have been heard for five miles all around, on a calm evening, by the Border fells, - and, for brevity's sake, it was often contracted into the Hooter. But, with all these oddities, Richard Rickleton was as rich as Croesus; at least he was richer, by his own account, than Simon Dodd of llamshope, and that seemed to be the ultimatum of his ambition.

The cause of Richard's coming to Edinburgh was no other than to commence an acquaintance and courtship with his cousin, Miss Bell, and that at the suggestion of both her parents. From the tenor of their daughter's letters, they both agreed that something more than ordinary was the matter with her; and, though none of them ventured to pronounce what that something was, they also agreed that the sooner they could get a husband for her the better, for they both suspected what they dreaded to say..."


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Ebook The Three Perils of Woman: or Love, Leasing and Jealousy read Online! James Hogg was a Scottish poet, novelist and essayist who wrote in Scots and English. As a young man he worked as a shepherd and farmhand, and was largely self-educated through reading. He was a friend of many of the great writers of his day, including Sir Walter Scott, of whom he later wrote an unauthorized biography. He became widely known as the "Ettrick Shepherd", a nickname under which some of his works were published, and the character name he was given in the widely read series Noctes Ambrosianae, published in Blackwood's Magazine. He is best known today for his novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. His other works include the long poem The Queen's Wake, his collection of songs Jacobite Reliques, and the novels The Three Perils of Man, The Three Perils of Woman, and The Brownie of Bodsbeck.


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Why is she out! It must be endless!

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I keep this book in my hand and feel so happy.

EVAN

You can, and you should read it.

PAIGE

Bogus! You could have done better.




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