The Beautiful Miss Barrington Volume 2

The Beautiful Miss Barrington Volume 2

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... say, I was meant originally to be of the better sort of womankind, but that circumstances were against mejil) I shall never forget the wistful, deprecating face with which she spoke these words------prophetic words, as one might well foresee! I know nothing more sad for a woman of noble nature than such a conscious acceptation of a lower lot than she was made for. They were farewell words too, and she added no more. She was at the Rectory gate in the carriage, to go away, when she spoke them, and they made an echo in my 'ears long after the echo of the wheels had died beyond the hill! Mrs. Leslie-Gooch, anet and Carr, and the old coachman were of her company. She was going to wander hither and thither as the fancy took her, travelling in her own carriage, with her little household, and stopping to rest when she was tired. This was her own plan, and nobody cared to oppose it. September was come, and they were to make first for the sea. "Very crotchety of Felicia when there are railways everywhere, but it is best to indulge her fantastic humours: she is very odd and unsafe still, papa thinks," was a public comment of Rosy Bethell's upon her cousin's travelling arrangements. She made the remark at Archdeacon Colquhoun's in the midst of a party of morning-callers, and with indignant gravity I repudiated her insinuation on the spot. "Rosy, I assure you, and everyone who hears us, that Felicia never was odd or unsafe in the sense you would convey, and it is abominable that all of you at Ringwood should persist in making-believe a lie." "If Felicia never was odd and is not 0d now, why should she be under the supervision of Dr. Gooch and Dr. Tuke, and actually in charge of their sister? Can you...
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123699096X
  • 9781236990969