Sherwood Forest (Volume 1); Or, Northern Adventures. a Novel

 
9781151636621: Sherwood Forest (Volume 1); Or, Northern Adventures. a Novel
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1804. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... They had not proceeded above four or five miles before they were met by a man of singular appearance. He looked like the representative of Robin Hood; he was clad in the array supposed to be usually worn by that hero; in his hand he had a lung bow; on one side a bugle horn, and on the other a quiver of arrows. He appeared to be about forty years of age. His person was of the middling size, well proportioned. His face was partly ruddy, and partly sallow: his countenance was expressive of bravery, but tinged with melancholy; his eyes were fiery and wandering. f .:itLord Paletborpe was too attentive to the fulsome flatteries of his tutor, and his tutor too attentive to his own importance, to notice any passing objects, and the wandering bowman would have passed without regard, had he not, with.visible agitation, seized:on the bridle of.his Lordship's horse, and asked that nobJe personage, whose dress was better calculated for a drawing-room than a forest, whether he was not just come-from court?"..«..« j-j..!.:.;.« fJ rj:'-.».«:::/;» 'j':..t. i 'His Lordship.smiled, and said, not Jately; but ihe hoped to be ihcre. soon.-!t .".. ,. Sns.vbiSui-,hiK: t&'it yyi 4 Th«P,r ncpiied.the jOtiuer;c you are.my enemy: make the-best »f; your way out of this foFest i if I perceive you linger I shall send a winged messenger, who shall interrupt yous progress land.put & period to. your "flight." Saying-this, he.took ad arrow from his side3 and,bendinghisbow.said V Fly l" iHis Lorishjp instantly obeyed, and his tutor as rapidly followed. The stranger, with his bow bent, and his arrow drawn;to the head, kept his eye on the horse.men till they were out of sight. lie then resumed his own progress through the forest, till be came to a cluster of...

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