Philobiblon: Beware the fervent host

Monday, February 13, 2006

Beware the fervent host

My 19th-century "blogger" Frances Williams Wynn is today telling a gorgeously Gothic tale of long-delayed revenge. The message seems to be beware the overly generous host.

It also contains a lovely usage of a word I've never seen in this context before, "peached", meaning in Australian "dobbed", or for those who need a further translation "told tales about/reported to the authorities".

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