The Consul's Daughter; And Other Interesting Stories

The Consul's Daughter; And Other Interesting Stories

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...was the prototype of her daughter, save that what was but in the gristle with the daughter, had hardened into bone with the mother, and save that Matilda, from having had an education very much superior to Mrs. Preston's, had certain standards and theories of virtue in her mind's eye, that had never entered the mother's field of vision. Matilda, too, from having been all her short life in fashionable society, did not estimate it at so high a rate as her mother, who had paid for every inch of ground she had gained there. Matilda related her last interview with Fletcher, and showed his note. "Do you believe," said Mrs. Preston, after reading it, " that Fletcher Dunbar will be so absurd as to adhere to this plan?" "I am sure he will. He is perfectly inflexible Mien he makes up his mind to what he thinks a duty, however ridiculous it may appear to others." "Of course, my dear, you are absolved from your engagement." "If I choose to be." "If you choose! My dear Matilda, you know how much it was against my wishes that you should form this engagement, --that you should give up the most brilliant match in the city for what, at the very best, would be merely a genteel establishment. But the idea of your going into the shade at once, giving up every thing, and living, perhaps, at lodgings, or setting up house-keeping with two servants that you must look after all day, and spend your evenings making your husband's shirts, by a single astral lamp, ride in an omnibus, (you might ride in that splendid carriage, ) and treat yourself, perhaps, to one silk gown a year, --and all for what? To humor the notions of a young man, who is in no respect superior to Garston, except that he is rather taller, and has a...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640772
  • 9781236640772