At the latter, however, lay General Webb, who commanded the armies of the king in the northern provinces, with a body of more than five thousand men.
All doubts as to the intention of Webb now vanished, and an hour or two of hurried footsteps and anxious faces succeeded.
While the common herd stood aloof, in deference to the quarters of Webb, the figure we have described stalked into the center of the domestics, freely expressing his censures or commendations on the merits of the horses, as by chance they displeased or satisfied his judgment.
No sooner were these females seated, than their attendant sprang lightly into the saddle of the war-horse, when the whole three bowed to Webb, who in courtesy, awaited their parting on the threshold of his cabin and turning their horses' heads, they proceeded at a slow amble, followed by their train, toward the northern entrance of the encampment.
avowed that he, in the space of two hours, had worn out her pew more--the carpet, the cushions, and woodwork-- than she had by sitting in it forty years.
Publishing companies Canongate and Audible have acquired acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to a memoir and a first novel from UK comedian, actor and writer Robert Webb
, one half of the double-act Mitchell and Webb
, online book news company The Bookseller revealed on Thursday.