Tales from Blackwood, Volume 3 by Various Authors description:
A Reading Party in the Long Vacation
Father Tom and the Pope
La Petite Madelaine. By Mrs Southey
Bob Burke’s Duel with Ensign Brady. By the late William Maginn, LL.D.
The Headsman: A Tale of Doom
The Wearyful Woman. By John Galt
original sponsors–the geese and the herrings–seem to me to have been somewhat hardly used; having done more for their namesakes than, as far as I can learn, their royal successors even promised.
Glyndewi was rising, however, in more respects than in the matter of taste in nomenclature. Tall houses, all front and windows, were stuck up here and there; sometimes with a low fisherman's cottage between them, whose sinking roof and bulging walls looked as if, like the frog in the fable, it had burst in the vain attempt to rival its majestic neighbour. At one end stood a large hotel with a small business, and an empty billiard-room; at the other, a wall six inches high marked the spot where subscription-rooms were to be built for the accommodation of visitors and the public generally, as set forth in the prospectus, as soon as the visitors and the public chose to find the money. Nearly the whole of the village was the property of a gentleman who had built the hotel and billiard-room, and run up a few lodg