Emilius, Or, a Treatise on Education Volume 3

Emilius, Or, a Treatise on Education 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. 1773 edition. Excerpt: ...hand, Sophia is a girl of too much fpirit to fuffer him to ufurp any familiarities. Difcretion has its limits; that of Sophia borders more on feverity than onjn44jigefl_nayj_her own father isfiqnejijlyunder apprehension, lest her great referve.ihoi3H773egejQenate_ into pride and haughtinefs.-Even in the most private converfations, Emilius dares not folicit, nor pretend to the least indulgence: when in walking fhe thinks proper to take hold of him, which fhe always considers as a great favour, he hardly prefumes, in fetching a sigh, to prefs.. her arm gently to his breast. Yet, after a long constraint, he ventured to steal a kifs of the hem of her robe, and he was feveral times fo fortunate, that fhe thought proper to let it pafs unobferved. One day he wanted to take this freedom in a more open manner, and she found great fault with it. He infisted, and stie grew obstinate; in her anger fhe droppeti fome hasty expressions; Emilius would not let them pafs, without making a reply; the remainder of the. day was fpent in pouting, and they parted very much difpleafed with each other. Sophia was not at all e"afy in her mind She could not conceal her inquietude from her mother, who washer only considante. This was her sirst quarrel; and feemed to be too trifling an affair to be attended with any confequence. She was forry however for her mistake; her mother gave her leave, and her fatheT commanded her to repair if. The next day Emilius, labouring under great ahanxiety, returned before his ufual time, Sophia was at her mother's toilette, and her father was also in the fame apartm'ent. Emilius entered the room with great refpect, his air fomewhat melancholy. Scarce had the father and mother faluted him, when Sophia turning about, and offering...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912241
  • 9781236912244