The Cornhill Magazine. Vol. XIX. January to June, 1869

The Cornhill Magazine. Vol. XIX. January to June, 1869

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... the lady either, apparently," said I, half credibly. " Of course not. Pauline was too well brought up for that." I was not going to discuss this point of ethics with Mr. La Grange, and soon fell off into a vein of reflection over early loves, and what they led to, which took me at last miles away from Paulino Delorme, and her fascinations. I would have liked much to learn what sort of a life my father had led of late: whether he had plunged into habits of dissipation and excess; or whether any feeling of rcmorso had weighed with him, and that he sorrowed over the misery and the sorrow he had so recklessly shed around him; but I bkrunk from questioning a servant on such matters, and merely asked as to his habitual spirits and temper. " Sir Roger was unlike every other gentleman I ever lived with, sir," said he. " He was never in high spirits except when he was hard up for money. Put him down in a little country inn to wait for his remittances, and live on a few francs a day till they arrived, and I never saw his equal for good humour. He'd play with the children; he'd work in the garden. I've seen him harness the donkey, and go off for a load of firewood. There's nothing he would not do to oblige, and with a kind word and a smile for every one all the while; but if some morning he'd get up with a dark frown on his face, and say, ' La Grange, get in your bills here, and pay them; we must get away from this dog-hole; ' I knew well the banker's letter had come, and that whatever he might want, it would not be money." " And had my lady, --madame, I mean, --no influence over him? " " None, sir, or next to none; he was all ceremony with her; took her in to dinner every day with great state, showed her every attention at table, left her at liberty...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668626
  • 9781236668622