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Examples of Petulengro
The picture of the encampment may serve as an example of Borrovian prose, nervous, unembarrassed, and graphic.
After _Robinson Crusoe_ there played across the disk of his youthful memory a number of weird and hairy figures never to be effaced.
Three days later, betrayed to the old woman by Leonora, he is drabbed (_i.e_. poisoned) with the manricli or doctored cake of Mrs. Herne; his life is in imminent danger, but he is saved by the opportune arrival of Peter Williams.
On the 31st he purchases the horse and cart of Jack Slingsby, whom he had previously seen but once, at Tamworth, many years ago when he was little more than a child.
The allurement of his genius is such that the etymologist shall leave his roots and the philologer his Maeso-Gothic to take to the highway and dwell in the dingle with "Don Jorge.
He passes Sunday, June 12th, with the Welsh preacher and his wife Winifred; on the 21st he departs with his itinerant hosts to the Welsh border.