Fanny Lee's Testimony

Fanny Lee's Testimony

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: occasion; Kelly would make one more, and he was, at least, a perfect gentleman in manners, and excellent company. So Harry and his friend Kelly were duly invited to the celebration of Frank's majority, much to the astonishment of Frank himself. "However," he said to Mary, "it's none of my doing. Mamma may surely please herself in the choice of her guests. But I confess that I should never have thought of including him in the invitation." Frank did not tell Mary why he disliked Kelly; but no doubt he was still smarting under the remembrance of the disgrace, into which, he believed, Kelly had designedly led him. It was not a large party that assembled on the evening of the day that invested Frank with the dignity generally supposed to rest on the head of a youth when he completes his twenty-first year. But an equal, number of persons might have been gathered in a hundred different places, and not in any instance have comprised the same amount of beauty and intelligence that flashed and sparkled in Mrs. Hamer's splendid drawingroom that night. There was no question that Frank was the handsomest young fellow in Newburn; and few would have pretended to vie with Mary Lister in personal beauty, while the quiet grace of her manners was of that rare character that wins the admiration, without exciting the envy, even of her own sex. Then Harry Mills, with his careless ease of figure, really handsome face, and glossy black curls was pleasantly contrasted by the elegant form, fair hair, and vivid blue eyes of his friend Kelly, whose delicately moulded features were quite the theme of admiration with the ladies. The hostess herself was a lovely woman. Though not looking younger than she really was--for early sorrow had left its marks on...
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566734
  • 9781236566737