The British Miscellany Volume 1, PT. 1

The British Miscellany Volume 1, PT. 1

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...courteous, and, perhaps, exceeded the utmost limit of professional politeness in his attention to his client; but whether the circumstance of her being a handsome woman had anything to do with his behaviour, I leave to the reader's discerning consideration. He attended her to the door with the kindest assurance of his deep interest in the affair. Alas! poor Susan, where was she the while? She suffered most acutely from the instances of her husband's faithlessness--facts, in proof of which, daily crowded upon her; but she never upbraided him with it--nay, she often reproached herself for having been instrumental in surprising him into the match. Had she, however, shown an angry disposition towards him, Deering was too practised a man of the world to be betrayed into any domestic broils; on the contrary, he always behaved to his wife with the most punctilious courtesy, and spite of all his intrigues, and business avocations, he generally had an hour in every day at her service for reading, walking, or any other conjugal recreation. He entered into Provis' case with the utmost application, and all his legal acumen; and when he had mastered it sufficiently to see a remote chance of success, he took an opportunity of seeing Mrs. Provis on the subject. She was quite elated at the prospect, and Deering thinking the occasion propitious, ventured to congratulate her in terms that were at first ambiguous, but which, as he proceeded, became so intelligible, that Mrs. Provis indignantly silenced him. But, his self-complacency and tact aided him to give so satisfactory an explanation and apology for his conduct (including the assertion, that he had devoted an additional bottle of Burgundy at dinner, that day, in wishing success to their cause), that he was...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533224
  • 9781236533227