Doris Volume 2

Doris 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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...an excellent virtue too far," says the Marquis reproachfully; and then he turns to Monica, full of life and sprightliness again. "And where is my little godson?" he asks, with a benign smile. "May I see him?" I "Yes, indeed," says Monica, with even a benigner, "if you really mean it?" "Assure yourself of that. I know few sights so perfect as a charming child in the arms of a still more charming mother." The Marquis being made of contradictions, it will surprise nobody to hear that he is passionately fond of children, and that children are passionately fond of him. Now, when Monica's baby is produced, he adjusts his glass carefully in his best eye, and going up to him, gazes at him with a most friendly smile. "How d'ye do, Mr. Desmond," he says, with an air of good-fellowship the young man seems to appreciate. "I wonder if you ever think of your old god-dad--eh? May I be permitted to shake hands with your Highness?" Baby is delighted. He crows triumphantly, kicks his nurse violently, and betrays every desire to get from her to the smiling gentleman who is regarding him with kindliest glances. Finally possessing himself of the Marquis's finger, he clutches it tightly, and under the mistaken impression that it is a biscuit, conveys it to his mouth. "Dear little thing! so clever! always knows a sugarstick when he sees it," says Mr. Browne tenderly. Whereupon the Marquis very properly snubs him into silence. Indeed nothing can exceed the beauty of Lord Dundeady's behaviour. He strokes the little fellow's cheek (who, in truth, is lovely enough to provoke admiration in a baby-farmer), and even makes an attempt to...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766083
  • 9781236766083