The Anonymous Volume 1

The Anonymous Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...of in your absence, has twice or thrice resumed and quitted its station on your _ shelf. The only way in which she gives vent to her disappointment and vexation, is by expressing, while she gives Edward and Perceval their luncheon, a doubt which she does not feel, whether you mean to come down at all. By the way, the boys are very assiduous at chess; and Edward, who you know is sanguine, conceives that you could no longer afford to give him a queen. In the mean time he practises on llfortimer; who, having played the game well for half an hour, gets weary and inattentive, and having lost all the ground that he had gained, calls on me to succeed him, and repair his errors. Against this, Edward protests loudly, maintaining that to abdicate is to give in. YVe always decide for him, partly from a sense of justice, and partly (so far as I am concerned) from malice towards his opponent; for you remember llfortimer used to say, " he handed over " his stale mates and cast-off games to me." Your three old women are pining for your return; and the paralytic man frequently inquires when I " heard from your Honour?" The Founder persuades himself that his school and alms-house stand sadly in need of your visitatorial correction; and as for the Juvenile Institute, it is nearly stifled in its cradle. The Balfours are come to Manorvill. They all (more reproaches!) including your favourite Latitia, and her aunt, came to dinner here on Sunday, in expectation of meeting you. The niece is as gentle, as modest, and as beautiful as ever; and the aunt is as attractive in her own way. Sir Everard says, that she contradicts all the aspersions which have been cast upon old maids, and that this is the only contradictory thing she...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875214
  • 9781236875211