Cousin Geoffrey, the Old Bachelor [By H.M.G. Smythies]. to Which Is Added Claude Stocq. Ed. by T. Hook

Cousin Geoffrey, the Old Bachelor [By H.M.G. Smythies]. to Which Is Added Claude Stocq. Ed. by T. Hook

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...with a flushed face and red eyes? Now, music improves the expression, and has no bad effect; besides, it shows; but drawing; any poor wretch will draw for you, and let you have all the credit of his labours, for a few shillings a day. "I object very much to reading; but I would have a protegee of mine lie on a reclining board, for her figure, and be read to; she will have something to talk about; and, to talk well, ride well, and dance well, are, after all, the only essentials of modern education. "I shall send Leno, my own woman, to Brighton, in the chariot, to meet my niece, if you will let me know when she will arrive; and, in the meantime, with love to her, and all,"I am ever "Your affectionate sister, "Gertrude Sackville." "Quite entre nous. I have a capital match in view for her, --young, handsome, elegant, rich, and the very glass of fashion; but do not give a hint to Blanche herself, or, such is the contradictory nature of woman's heart, she will hate him forthwith." Mrs. St. Aubyn acted in accordance with her sister's wishes, and revealed to Blanche nothing but Lady Sackville's kind invitation, and generous offer of providing her a suitable wardrobe; this, Blanche would by no means consent to. "What with her father's and Cousin Geoffrey's elegant presents, she was," she said, "well fitted for a London campaign." Poor girl! she little dreamt of the actual wear and tear of crowded London parties, through a long and laborious season. She made many fervent heart-felt objections to leaving her mother at such a time, and her beloved sister in such delicate health; but Mrs. St. Aubyn, gentle as she was, was firm withal, and never yielded a point, where she believed that the interests of...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519604
  • 9781236519603