The Authentic and Interesting History of Miss Moreton, and the Faithful Cottager

The Authentic and Interesting History of Miss Moreton, and the Faithful Cottager

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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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...weighed every thing in the balance of reason, it might be in my power to recal some promises I might foolishly have made. I did not wish to enter into any farther discourse upon the business, therefore made no reply. As soon as they withdrew, I sat down and dictated the following lines to my faithful Theodore: " Sir, " I count it my greatest happiness, in embracing the first opportunity of writing to you, knowing youranxiety would be great in not hearing from me sooner. " I was at first very well received, and hoped to meet with some small comfort, even in a strange country; but my hopes were soon blasted; my aunt is the very representative of my mother, and breathes the same disagreeable language. Alas! said I, this is one and the same thing, far differ ent from that loving treatment I once received at the Cottage or" Content. " My uncle is a worthy character, and possesses a noble and generous soul. My aunt would fain persuade 'me to marry an old gentleman, turned of sixty; he came on a visit to my uncle's yesterday, and took the opportunity of breaking the matter open to my aunt first, that she might communicate the affair to me, which I rejected in the manner it deserved. He has two daughters, much older than myself, and not of the finest polish. " The amusements of the metropolis fall far short of those in rural life, especially when divested of your entertaining company, without which, every thing soon nauseates and cloys. " My aunt has carried on a correspondence with my mother concerning me, ever since my departure from home, and I am fearful she may form some scheme to force me back again; but if I were certain of it, I would soon return to your happy Cottage. I am perfectly sure I shall never meet with that object I shall esteem more...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659449
  • 9781236659446