The Better Way; Or, What Do I Live For?

The Better Way; Or, What Do I Live For?

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...border instead of flowers." "Those young ladies seem to think that no one has a right to marry but themselves," said Mr. Blackwood; "but we, Miss Olivia, who have come to years of discretion, know better; don't we?" Miss Livy did not seem to know whether this speech was meant as a compliment or the reverse, but she replied, "Certainly, sir, we know what is fitting a great deal better than children do." "How good-natured it is of the Dunlops to invite them to the marriage, considering the way they used to speak of Edward," I said to Annie, sotto voce, when Miss Livy and Mr. Blackwood were once more engrossed in conversation. "Why, how stupid you are, Harriet! It was not good nature at all; it was solely to save themselves from Miss Bissill's tongue that made them ask them: Anna herself told me so; and besides, Edward says it is such fun to see Miss Livy's dress, and to hear her talk, that he would not have her left out for anything." It did not strike me as being very amiable, to invite people to one's house on purpose to laugh at them; but I said nothing, for I felt that I had myself often laughed at Miss Livy more than was right. We had scarcely finished tea, when a carriage, stopping at our little garden gate, drew our attention to the window. The road near which our house stood was the high road leading to Glasgow, and the stage coach to and from that city passed by twice a week. "There is the stage coach from Glasgow, and stopping here, I declare!" exclaimed aunt; "who can it be?" "Who can it be?" reiterated Miss Livy, holding up her eye-glass. "Time will show," said Mr. Blackwood, swallowing down a whole knead-cake--the last one--as he spoke. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551885
  • 9781236551887