All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 3

All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 3

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... every way. I should be delighted to see it, and so would every one here. So nice, so suitable in every way," added the doctor, plaintively. "The whole thing is so embarrassing," said his lordship, "and your daughter spoke so plainly; but you, as a man of the world, see the thing." This shape of compliment is jam for many a powder, to more besides Doctor Bailey. "You and I are men of the world," "Between men of the world like you and me," have carried many a doubtful proposal. The delighted doctor answered, "To be sure, to be sure! You know, my lord, they say here that your son has only to ask and to have. Miss Panton has shown her preference in the most marked manner." "You don't tell me that I" cried the peer. "That is good news, indeed. Tell me what you know about that." This mean and disloyal doctor took the guest's arm, and poured into his ear all the whispers and gossips of the parish; and the grateful nobleman then proceeded to open those little tempting prospects he had been meditating as he came along. The doctor was transported as his alliance was thus made sure of. "You may rely on me," he said, taking the peer's hands between both his; "rely on me. I am shocked to think yon should have had any anxiety coming from our house. But I'll take care of the rest now." No sooner was he alone than the doctor tramped through his hall, calling, "Here, Jessica! Come, send her down, some one. What is the girl at? Is there no one to attend?" She came down, the traces of tears in her eyes, but resolved and cold. "Now, see here, girl," said the doctor, he never cared about the servants hearing. "This is a nice kettle-of-fish you have...show more

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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 871g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607651
  • 9781236607652