Cecilia and Annette; Or, Indifference and Friendship, with Other Tales. Translated from the French

Cecilia and Annette; Or, Indifference and Friendship, with Other Tales. Translated from the French

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...well." "I do not see any reason why you cannot as well as any one else." And the conversation again ceased, to the great regret of Cecilia, who had an idea which she wished to but dared not express. At last, at the end of a quarter of an hour's silence, she recommenced: "There is a very simple method," said she. "Of doing what?" asked Madame de Vesac. "Of educating Annette," said Cecilia impatiently. "This method is, I believe, to instruct her." "Mamma, I assure you that it is very difficult. If you will allow me to send her to school in the village, she will learn to read, and commence learning to write; you know very well that I cannot teach her to write, and when we return to Paris she will be sufficiently advanced to come under my instruction again." "Cecilia," said Madame de Vesac, "if you only were concerned, I would not consent; for it is necessary that you should accustom yourself to persevere in what you have commenced, and learn to endure the consequences of your own wishes; but Annette would suffer, because, as you are neither patient nor reasonable enough to do as you ought, you would scold at her for learning imperfectly what you taught imperfectly, and thus she would be badly educated and miserable. You may send her to school." Cecilia, delighted with this permission, ran immediately to beg Mademoiselle Girard to inform the schoolmaster, and to agree with him on the price of Annette's tuition. Mademoiselle Girard, who was not pleased with this arrangement, since it deprived her of Annette's services for several hours in the morning, and who foresaw that her young pupil would not be pleased with it, urged that it was unnecessary, and found many...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236627482
  • 9781236627483