Conduct Is Fate Volume 2

Conduct Is Fate 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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...dour which could give brilliancy to her beautyf. When arrived at the Opera, the novelty of the scene, the charm of music, dancing, the excitement caused by the blaze of light and beauty, which she saw for the first time, prevented any one idea from fixing itself in her mind, and she remained pleased, but unable to define her pleasure. Lady Mayfield, on the contrary, was all animation, all energy. Three or four men crowded in the box, one set driving out another, and to all Lady Mayfield dispersed smiles, -words, even whispers. Once or twice, Bertha heard the sound of her own name, and when she turned, as every one involuntarily does, to-see whence, and where, and from whom, the sound proceeds, she gathered looks of admira-tion, -not unflattering to vanity. Although Bertha was not a being to live upon this fare, yet she was not so perfect as not to own its influence, and gradually she became more pleased with herself and all around her. Lady Mayfield presented one or two gentlemen to her, who talked to, and seemed delighted with her conversation, making her compliments upon her broken English, and declaring it was preferable to the most finished eloquence.-Here Lady Mayfield interposed, and in the sweetest manner imaginable, said, " I allow that every thing Miss de Chanci says or does must be charming; yet surely we, who are English, ought to speak our language with purity, and I cannot bear to hear it murdered and deformed by all the cant words now so much in use." Here Lady Mayfield made a very long and brilliant speech, but observing that her auditors began to yawn, she stopped abruptly, and changing her subject, rallied hertroops again with admirable dexterity. At length, however, there was a pause, .and the box was left to...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966155
  • 9781236966155