Aubrey, by the Author of 'Emilia Wyndham'. by Mrs. Marsh

Aubrey, by the Author of 'Emilia Wyndham'. by Mrs. Marsh

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: Time--and no very long time either--will do wonders for you, you will find. It is the best and only remedy, my dear girl, assisted by as great a variety of objects, and as much dissipation of thought as possible. And you are just now in the best position in the world; excellently situated as regards these things, my dear Emma." Such was the best consolation, and such the best remedy which the well-meaning mother--poor beggar in such things as she was--had to offer. She had nothing higher, wiser, or better to urge; nothing to say that might make sorrow medicine, tears a healing balm, suffering a great and precious benefit. To waste the rich medicine by dissipation--not to use it--was the sum of her short-sighted wisdom. "And then, my own Emma," she continued, applying her consolations to what in her opinion was the heaviest part of the evil; "and then, my own Emma, you are fortunate in this. It is your first season--little of this affair has got abroad--we shall by-and-bye go out of town, and next year you will come up quite refreshed, and everything forgotten by everybody; and though it is true that a beauty like yourself is commonly expected to go off the first season, yet it does not always happen, and you will be certain to have plenty of opportunities in the second." To which discourse the daughter only answered at first by turning upon her mother a dull sorrowful eye, and murmuring, "Don't, pray don't, mama;" but as Lady Hurstmonceaux concluded with the words, "plenty of opportunities in the second," she raised her head, and parting away the hair, which was tumbling all in disorder about her face, looked up, and quietly, but resolutely said, --"No, mama, pray don't speak in this way. I...
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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504836
  • 9781236504838