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Post by miss stav » April 2nd, 2021, 3:04 am

Ask Mamma , Or the Richest Commoner in England, by Robert Smith Surtees (1805 - 1864)
CONSIDERING that Billy Pringle, or Fine Billy, as his good-natured friends called him, was only an underbred chap, he was as good an imitation of a Swell as ever we saw. He had all the airy dreaminess of an hereditary high flyer, while his big talk and off-hand manner strengthened the delusion.

It was only when you came to close quarters with him and found that though he talked in pounds he acted in pence, and marked his fine dictionary words and laboured expletives, that you came to the conclusion that he was “painfully gentlemanly.” So few people, however, agree upon what a gentleman is, that Billy was well calculated to pass muster with the million. Fine shirts, fine ties, fine talk, fine trinkets, go a long way towards furnishing the character with many. Billy was liberal, not to say prodigal, in all these. The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one. Just as the man who is always talking about honour, morality, fine feeling, and so on never knows anything of these qualities but the name. (Summary From The Book )
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 3rd, 2021, 4:12 am

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 3rd, 2021, 4:19 am

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Post by miss stav » April 3rd, 2021, 2:29 pm

Hi, how are you? Glad to see you here. I entered the chapter titles to the mw. I decided against entering their names since they can be long and there would not be enough room. So we are opened for claims.
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Post by RomaSingh » April 4th, 2021, 2:12 pm

May I have section 5?

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Post by miss stav » April 4th, 2021, 2:14 pm

Sure. Have uun.
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 4th, 2021, 2:47 pm

I have now moved us to Readers Wanted!

I currently don't see Roma assigned to section 5, so let me know if you'll need help with that. Or if you just need more time to do it, that's fine!

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Post by RLohner » April 5th, 2021, 3:00 pm

I'd like the Preface and Chapter 1.

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Post by miss stav » April 5th, 2021, 5:57 pm

Sure. All yours. Have fun.
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Post by miss stav » April 5th, 2021, 5:58 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 2:47 pm
I have now moved us to Readers Wanted!

I currently don't see Roma assigned to section 5, so let me know if you'll need help with that. Or if you just need more time to do it, that's fine!

I find it dificalt to deal with the mw. I will try to do it once or twice a week, with a few claims or chapters. Defenately not after every claim.
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Post by RLohner » April 6th, 2021, 4:53 am


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Post by miss stav » April 6th, 2021, 8:24 am

Wow, huge thanks. Would you like to continue with chapter 2?
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Post by RLohner » April 6th, 2021, 10:54 am

Okay.

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Post by miss stav » April 6th, 2021, 4:55 pm

Wow, thanks. Would you like to continue with 3 and 4?
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