Domestic Scenes; A Novel Volume 2

Domestic Scenes; A Novel 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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ..."and would, she was sure, have been upon his knees in humble adoration of her beauty and accomplishments, from morning till night; and-have thought nothing too much that could have gratified her slightest wish: that was the sort of husband she felt herself entitled to expect." Laura, who had been present at this agreeable discussion, endeavoured to conciliate matters, by afterwards pointing out to him the runlimited blind indulgence to which-her parents had accustomed her; and how naturally a first attempt at contradiction might provoke her to say what she was far from feeling. " Who was there thatmight not in a pet utter what they would give the world, upon a moment's reflection, to recal?" she asked. _" But where is her mind?" he would exclaim. " Good God, Laura! when I compare her insipid matter-of-fact conversation with the fulness, the variety, the _ inexhaustible stores of Emily Villars's, I am ready to destroy myself." " Lord! my dear brother, what unreasonable complaints! What-man of fashion seeks a conversable companion in his wife? or could find time for conversation if she were so? If you had been to pass your life in the country indeed, it would have been another thing; but here--you have the most beautiful and most accomplished wife in 'England, _ whom the whole fashionable world looks up to, --whose alliance is an honour to us all; and because she is not a conceited blue stocking, you are dissatisfied. When you want conversation go to the Alfred; or if-you wish for the relaxation of cards, to White's. There's no end of resources in London, without being dependent on a wife for them. And keep this in mind, Charles, if you neglect Lady Sabina, there...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908643
  • 9781236908643