Chambliss Diary; Or, Society as It Really Is

Chambliss Diary; Or, Society as It Really Is

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...to the change that the low-necked gown with puffed abbreviated sleeves, and French eozfure made in Miss Anna's appearance, after my having known her only in a gray traveling suit and yachting cap, suitable for rough wear on board a passenger steamer. Both she and her sister were strictly proper in the matter of dress, as well as in everything else. They had been trained up in that by their mother, who belonged to that particular class of society which Dickens speaks of as the most desirable class for a person to be identified with. I do not recall Mr. Dickens' exact words, but the impression that I got from reading his version of what constituted the best element of society, was that he meant persons who believed in and lived right up to the very highest code of moral law: the natural law which the God of civilized man made after his own ideas, and a copy of which he presents to each good mother--to be--that she may begin in time to learn to impart its beautiful sentiments (some persons call it conscience) to that portion of the coming generation for whose training she is to be responsible, and for whose acts she may be held accountable on the day of our final reckoning. This beautiful living picture, --two young ladies in faultless reception attire, standing just inside the door, with the tastily arranged parlor forming a most appropriate background, --which I beheld as I entered, convinced me at first glance that I was in a home of rare culture and refinement. It was not the mere fact that the ladies were pretty, and tastily dressed, and the house so well arranged, which reminded me so much of the homes of my relatives and friends in that beautiful part of the South called Mississippi, where my dear mother and father, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 4.83mm | 176.9g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772776
  • 9781236772770