Excerpt from Belmour, Vol. 1 of 3: A Novel They were received at the caf'tle with the accufiomed difplay of grandeur and ceremony. The old porter bowed low at the gate 5 all the fervants each partlcular of duty knew, and were exact in the performance of their feparate offices. Two fat chaplains at 'tended in the great hall, their faces t a little exhilarated by the earl's being come much earlier than ufual, to pafs the fummer at his cafile, and already in imagination devouring the venifon and other dainties of his profufe table, which united the plenty of an ancrentenglifh baron, to the elegant nicety bf the bell: French cookery. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.