The Clives of Burcot; A Novel Volume 2

The Clives of Burcot; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... Mr. Clive's study, I cannot tell; I tried hard to understand the book, but I found it impossible to comprehend a paragraph, though my eyes travelled easily from one line to another, and the terms wealth, labour, value, seemed to be of sufficiently simple meaning, quite different to the difficult technology of the scientific works I had occasionally read with Mr. Clive. I took Dora down to the housekeeper, and closed the windows, and rested my head upon my hands, while I studiously applied myself to the book. But still it was a mere labyrinth of words, a maze of wealth, labour, and value, in which Mr. Clive was inextricably separated from me. I gave up the attempt in despair. Upon my return home I wrote to tell him where I had been, and that I had been trying to read Malthus' " Political Economy," and I was quite sure that I should not see him again for months if he waited till he could read and understand such a book after an attack of brain fever; a good novel or a poem would suit him better, and I wished to come and read it aloud to him. This time Mrs. Ashworth came to answer me, and to assure me, with her grimmest smile, that she should take care I did not go near her nephew to disturb him. At last I prevailed upon Simeon Ford to urge Mr. Clive to receive a visit from me one morning when Mrs. Ashworth had driven over to Burcot, and the long-solicited permission was obtained. I felt nervous now, and shy, and wondered what he could say to me; I hesitated when about to enter his presence, and turned back to find Dora, that she might go in with me. Then summoning to my aid a self-command, which threw over me Vol. ir. M an air of coldness and reserve, I ventured into his room with a quiet greeting of " Good morning, Mr. Clive." He was leaning back...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659805
  • 9781236659804