Eloisa; A Series of Original Letters Volume 3

Eloisa; A Series of Original Letters Volume 3

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...I wonder you are not ashamed of yourself, to have always the best of the argument, and to prevent your friend from ha. ving what she likes, without leaving her one good reason to find fault with you. All had gone to wreck and ruin, no doubt, had you left your husband, your family, and your lit. tie marmottes in the lurch for one week; it had been a wild scheme, to be sure; but I should have liked yon a hundred times the better for it; whereas, in aiming to be all perfection, you are good for nothing at all, and are only fit to keep company with angels. Notwithstanding our past disagreement, I could not help being moved at the sight of my friends and relations; who, on their part, received me with pleasure; or, at least, with a profusion of civilities. I can give you no account of my brother, till I am better acquainted with him. With a tolerable figure, he has a good deal of the formal air of the coun. try he comes from. He is serious, cold, and I think has a surly haughtiness in his disposition, which makes me appre. hensive for his wife, that he will not prove so tractable a husband as ours; but will take upon him, a good deal of the lord and master. My father was so delighted to see me, that he even left unfinished the perusal of an account of a great battle which the French, as if to verify the prediction of our friend, have lately gained in Flanders. Thank Heaven, he was not there! Can you conceive the intrepid Lord B would stand to see his countrymen run away, or that he would have joined them in their flight? No, never; he would sooner have rushed a thousand times on death. But, a.propos, of our friend--our other friend hath not written for some time. Was not yesterday the day for the courier to come from Italy? If you receive any letters, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665392
  • 9781236665393