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Burlesques

William Makepeace Thackeray

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .My Jeames it was the letters took, And read them all, (I think it's fair,) And took a leaf from Master's book, As HOTHERS do in Buckley Square. Encouraged with my twenty pound, Of which poor I was unavare, He wrote the Companies all round, And signed hisself from Buckley Square. And how John Porter used to grin, As day by day, share after share, Came railvay letters pouring in, 'J. Plush, Esquire, in Buckley Square.' "Our servants' All was in a rage— Scrip, stock, curves, gradients, bull and bear, Vith butler, coachman, groom and page, Vas all the talk in Buckley Square. But O! imagine vot I felt Last Vensday veek as ever were; I gits a letter, which I spelt 'Miss M. A. Hoggins, Buckley Square.' "He sent me back my money true&. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A bit of a mixed bag. Two of the pieces I quite enjoyed, one was tolerable, and the other two bored me. A Legend of the Rhine was the best piece in the book on the grounds that it was enjoyable and yet short and easy to read. Jeames's Diary was also enjoyable, but being written in a phonetic manner