The Cornhill Magazine. Vol. XLVII

The Cornhill Magazine. Vol. XLVII

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...in their efforts to amuse her. The talk was general, and was entertaining enough in its way, and there was a great deal of laughter, to which Edith contributed her fair share. The old man in the wheeled chair, at the other end of the table, did not act as a damper upon the spirits of the younger people. He had a few friends of his own around him, who talked to him about racing and the prospects of the moors--for he had been a great sportsman in days gone by--and he took not the slightest notice of his wife's guests. "Here is your card," said Tom Stanniforth, when luncheon was over and he had an opportunity of speaking to Edith in private. " Oh, thank you! " she answered gratefully, taking the envelope and slipping it into her pocket. " I hope you didn't have a great deal of trouble in getting it." " There would be no pleasure in obliging a friend, if it did not cost one a little trouble to do so," answered Mr. Stanniforth, who indeed had carried his point after an interview with Lady Cecilia which had been almost too much even for his indomitable good-temper. " It is to be a very good concert, I am told, if Brune cares for that kind of thing. I didn't fancy he was musical." Edith looked rather guilty for a moment, but recovered herself quickly. " I don't know that he is exactly musical," she replied; " but he likes music; all the Brunes do. Nellie delights in it" " Does she 1 Perhaps that was one of the things that attracted her to young Marescalchi, who is going to be the great singer of the day, I hear. When is he expected back from Italy 1 " " I don't know. Mr. Stanniforth, you saw a great deal of Nellie at one time; I wish you would tell me whether she really cares for Philp, or not." " Now, my dear Miss Winnington, is it likely that I should...show more

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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671767
  • 9781236671769