The Busy-Bodies; A Novel Volume 2

The Busy-Bodies; A Novel 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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...will look quite horrid in amber, with such light sandy hair. And her eyes have no expression; they want the fire of yours, ma'am. effect on the incorrigible Mrs Lennox; and caps, flowers, and ribbons, still strewed the room, from which articles she was very composedly making a selection, when Charles once more told her he would not wait another moment. ' But put on what bonnet she likes, she will never have your looks." This speech had the desired effect, and Mrs Lennox, soothed by the flattery of her waiting-maid, soon got into better humour. Charles now entered, to say that Major Willoughby and Captain Spencer were below, and he therefore begged that she would finish her toilette and come down. But though Mrs Lennox considered her attire to be quite good enough for her husband's family, she did not think it sufficiently elegant to be exhibited before the handsome VVilloughby; and she bestowed so much time in altering her dress, that Charles in a rage declared, that if she did not accompany him down that moment he would go without her. But this threat produced no " La, Charles, you are so impatient," said his provoking lady; " I never saw any one like you. You took good care to conceal your hasty temper before marriage." " And you, madam, took equal care not to provoke my anger," replied her indignant husband, as he flung out of the apartment. Mrs Lennox was, for a few moments, undecided whether to take a hysteric fit or descend to the drawing-room. A little re-' flection determined the question. " Give me my French cap; I may as well go down as sit moping up here." The important business of the toilette being now happily completed, Mrs Lennox entered the drawing-room with...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946510
  • 9781236946515