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" I had lost somehow or other, left threepence in my pocket. With this for my whole fortune, I was trudging through Richmond in my blue smockfrock, and my red garters tied under my knees, when, staring about me, my eye fell upon a little book in a bookseller's... "
Cobbett's Political Register - Page 23
edited by - 1820
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The Schoolmaster, and Edinburgh Weekly Magazine, Volumes 1-2

Scottish periodicals - 1832
...my pocket. With this for my whole fortune, 1 wa* trudging through Richmond, in my blue smock frock, and my red garters tied under my knees, when, staring about me, my eye fell upon a little book, iu a bookseller's window, on the outside of which was written, " TAI.E OP A TUB ; PRICE 3d." The title...
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The Life of William Cobbett

William Cobbett - Authors - 1835 - 422 pages
...Richmond, in my blue smock frock and my red garters tied under my knees, when staring about me, my eyes fell upon a little book in a bookseller's window,...outside of which was written, ' Tale of a Tub ; price three-pence.' The title was so odd, that my curiosity was excited. I had the threepence, but then I...
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The Life of William Cobbett: Dedicated to His Sons

William Cobbett - 1835 - 1835 - 216 pages
...my pocket ; with this for my whole fortune, I was trudging through Richmond, in my blue smock frock and my red garters tied under my knees, when staring about me, my eyes fell upon a little book in a bookseller's window, on the outside of which was written, ' Tale...
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The Life of William Cobbett: Dedicated to His Sons

William Cobbett - 1835 - 1835 - 216 pages
...my pocket ; with this for my whole fortune, I was trudging through Richmond, in my blue smock frock and my red garters tied under my knees, when staring about me, my eyes fell upon a little book in a bookseller's window, on the outside of which was written, ' Tale...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 95

1867
...walked off, and towards the evening of a day in June reached Richmond with threepence in his pocket. I was trudging through Richmond, in my blue smock-frock...garters tied under my knees, when staring about me my eyes fell upon a little book in a bookseller's window, on the outside of which was written ' Tale of...
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The Living Age, Volume 107

1870
...and one halfpenny that I had lost somehow or other, left threepence in my pocket. With this for my whole fortune I was trudging through Richmond in my blue smock-frock, and niy red gaiters tied under my knees, when staring about me, my eye fell upon a little book in a bookseller's...
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The Cottage Gardener: A Practical Guide in every department of horticulture ...

George W. Johnson - 1850
...Richmond, in my blue smock frock and my red mien tied under my knees, when staring about me, my eyes fell upon a little book in a bookseller's window,...outside of which was written, 'Tale of a Tub; price three-pence.' The title was so odd, that my curiosity was excited. I had the three-pence, but then...
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Chambers's repository of instructive and amusing tracts, Volume 2

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1852
...and a half-penny which I had lost somehow or other, left threepence in my pocket. With this for my whole fortune, I was trudging through Richmond in...smock-frock and my red garters tied under my knees, when, staringabout me, my eye fell upon a little book in a bookseller's window, on the outside of which was...
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The Youth's Companion and Counsellor

William Chambers - Conduct of life - 1858 - 350 pages
...his first meeting with it: "When a poor boy of eleven years old, with threepence in my pocket for my whole fortune, I was trudging through Richmond, in my blue smockfrock, and with red garters tied outside under my knees, when I perceived in a bookseller's window a little book...
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Scott's Monthly Magazine, Volume 4

1867
...reached Richmond with threepence in his pocket. "I was trudging through Richmond, in my blue smpck-frock and my red garters tied under my knees, when staring about me my eyes fell upon a little book in a bookseller's window, on the outside of which was written, ' Talc...
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