Have you ever bought a more expensive edition of a book, when a cheaper edition was available, just because you preferred the cover of the more expensive one?
Yes, when the difference was only a couple of dollars. However, above that I buy the cheaper edition even if I don't like the cover as much. Sadly, I'm not that wealthy, and I'd rather save the money to buy another book. The cover isn't everything.
At no time during the twenty-four hours was the Bull and Mouth Inn a place of quiet and repose, and by ten o'clock in the morning, when the stage-coach from Wisbech, turning top-heavily out of Aldsgate, lumbered into its yard, it seemed, to one weary and downcast passenger at least, to be crowded with vehicles of every description, from a yellow-bodies post-chase to a wagon, with its shafts cocked up and the various packages and bundles it carried strewn over the yard.
From page 56:
While Jupiter sidled and fretted, she brought one leg round the pommel, adjusted the voluminous folds of her skirt, and commanded Torquil to shorten the stirrup-leather.
My Current ReadCousin Kate
Kate Malvern, rescued from penury by her aunt Minerva, finds the grand household at Staplewood very unhomelike — even family dinners are formal. When she begins to suspect the shocking reason for Minerva’s generosity, there is no one to confide in.