Domestic Scenes; A Novel Volume 3

Domestic Scenes; A Novel Volume 3

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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: ...Emily, on her part, expressed the utmost eagerness that opportunity might 0fl'er for Sophia to concur in the task that had been assigned to Henry; and-enjoined her at all events to find means of showing kindness to the children.-This was almost more than Sophia could stand; and her emotion might have excited alarm in Emily at any other time; but she now attributed every appearance of the kind to anxiety for Sir Edward. CHAP. XI. COLONEL Maxwell received the answer to his letter in sufficient time to prepare Henry for the arrival of his mother and sister, upon the plea of Agatha's health. Henry made no doubt but Mrs. Sidney had a share in Sophia's accession to this sudden plan; and rejoiced in the assistance she would give him in performing the task that had been enjoined him; in which he had as yet not been able to make any progress, from the reserve on the part of Mrs. Sidney, that.. instantly checked the slightest approach to confidential subjects. It was with consider. able surprise he heard the Colonel say, that he should immediately inform Mrs. Sidney, who, was expected. Henry apprehended his mother's respect for the world's opinion would induce her to check any ostensible intercourse on the part of Sophia. Colonel Maxwell said, he thought the remoteness of the place, and the respectability of Mrs. Sidney's conduct, ' would induce Mrs. Villars to deviate from her general maxims. Henry com bated this point with earnestness, from _ the fear of mortifying Mrs. Sidney, by raising expectations from which his mother would draw back; but the Colonel adhered to his assertion, and was determined, he said, to pave the way, by mentioning that Mrs. Villars-and Mrs. Delmere were coming; accordingly he took the first...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771249
  • 9781236771247