Equally Yoked

Equally Yoked

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...to breakfast even with a soiled collar, or untidy hair. A knot of bright ribbon, blue for instance, because you know it will wash, just at the join of the frill or collar, or a fresh flower, if ever so simple--a few primroses, a bunch of daisies, or a spray from any hedgerow, of which there are plenty about Oswaldtown, is a very great improvement to any woman's dress. Girls dress nicely before they become wives. It is my opinion that they should be much more particular after. If they would only watch for the pleased look on the husband's face, as a neatly dressed wife greets him on his return from business, I fancy there would be a little more taste displayed than there is. Put that down in your memory, dear.' 'That I will, dear Lizzie. I see now why you are so particular in your dress, and why you are so fond cf flowers, natural flowers I mean.' 'Certainly. I should not wear "sham" flowers, Katie.' 'No, dear; for the best of reasons, they are shams, and so--scentless.' 'You are quite right, Katie. Yesterday, you may remember, we had no flowers in; but the spray of ivy I gathered from the wall at the back of the house was fresh and green; and did not you hear what my husband said to me when he came in?' 'Yes, Lizzie; I did. He said, "I like you in that holland dress, best almost of anything you wear. You are as fresh as a morning rose, my dear." That is what he said, and he kissed you.' 'To be sure, he did, ' said the good woman blushing. 'I expect him to kiss me when he comes home, of course.' 'I shall never forget what you say, believe me, ' said Katie once again. 'I do not think you will, my dear. Amongst other home attractions, don't forget the cheap and dearly loved luxury--a smiling face. If a girl can smile on her...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950569
  • 9781236950567