After the Manner of Men; A Novel of To-Day

After the Manner of Men; A Novel of To-Day

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...could not let it slip. "I always feel inclined to propose to her in her miniature state," he said. "I am sure to be still a bachelor when Tiny grows into a grande demoiselle!" "Wait, at least, until she is able to give you a wordy consent!" suggested Harry. "That would be absurd!" rejoined Havelock, "for by the time she is able to talk she 'll be already a coquette, and as I will be the first to propose to her, she will treat me with the invariable contempt women have for their first lovers; indeed, I am rather tired of refusals!" "Why, have you suffered that way again?" "When was my first suffering?" "It would be difficult to tell, unless, like St. Augustine, you loved your nurse first; but your last time--when was that?" "That would be still more difficult to prognosticate; my very last time, well"--and Havelock pondered deeply, and counted on his fingers. "I thought Miss Russell affected you greatly," interrupted Harry. "You are right, by Jove! So she does. 'I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word!' It is she who affects me now." "Why, has she refused you, then?" "No, she has not refused me yet; I have n't given her the opportunity! But then, my dear Harry, a fellow needn't get absolutely hanged to know what strangling is!" Harry said his last remark would put Socrates in the shade, and, relieved from a certain sense of curiosity, he soon changed the subject of conversation. Havelock had news to tell. Firstly, he had seen Daisy tonight; "and it appears," he said, "she knows the Galilean well--has known him before your humble servant met her. Thus it is," he added sadly, "that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571215
  • 9781236571212