The Boys' School; Or, Traits of Character in Early Life

The Boys' School; Or, Traits of Character in Early Life

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...continued he, "you say your parents have already got the votes of several of the partners, and Mr. Austen will not refuse his. If what 1 can say has any weight with him, the place is yours, my dear friend; you, as well as myself, will be under the protection of this good man; you will reside in his house, and our friendship will continue to the end of one of our lives." It might be suspected whether, in thus drawing hasty conclusions/Thornton had not caught the contagion from William, during his acquaintance with him; for, on their first knowing each other, he was always checking his friend's impetuosity, and recommending to him the duty, as well as the wisdom, of consideration: but, on this occasion, it was quite forgotten. He was as unwilling to admit the thought of any obstacle to his wishes, as Belmore was to hear of it, whose parents also could not imagine a disappointment; they had already prepared for his removal, and nothing was wanting but Mr. Austen's approbation. No letter arrived that day, and the friends remained in anxious expectation. In the afternoon, when William appeared in the play-ground, Thornton, who had not entirely forgotten that civility was at least due to him from whom he had received so many kindnesses, ventured to incur the displeasure of Belmore, by quitting his side, and going to enquire of his old acquaintance if he felt any ill effects from his fall? William was half inclined to consider this question as a farther insult; and knew not how to answer. Resentment, and the remembrance of their former friendship, agitated his bosom while he attempted to reply with indifference. "No, I thank you;" was all he said: he could have said much more, but he scorned to utter reproaches; and walked away....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
  • 1236643852
  • 9781236643858