A Father as He Should Be; A Novel Volume 4

A Father as He Should Be; A Novel Volume 4

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ... entering, either taste his supper, or, as he was wont, relate his observations on the subject that had attracted him. His face was pale, and his countenance troubled; he had never worn so much distress in his features since the time of her illness, and it was mingled with much of that vexation that marked it when under the influence of his father's errors. When Louisa came down the following morning, she found her husband reading Vol. iv. H a note, which, on her appearance, he hastily put aside, and soon after inquired whether she found herself inclined to ride again, as he would himself fetch her a chaise? There was something in the manner of this request which impressed Louisa with the idea that he wanted an excuse for going out, or in Some way avoiding her eye, for the same embarrassment still hung about him. She declined the proposal, but said somewhat faintly., ' But do not let that prevent you from going out." Edward rose, as if he were about to avail himself of the permission instantly as if there was a perturbation within which he must hide from every eye, or a distaste to the house that he could not conquer. He had never exhibited such a sensation, even for-a moment, since the period of their marriage, and this thought struck tears into the eyes of Louisa. Anxious to hide her emotion, she put her hand into her work-box, and taking out a miniature of Henry, painted when he first went abroad, .she looked earnestly at it, and fancied she had an excuse in wiping away the drops awakened by jealousy, as she ejaculated, "Poor Henry! if Chalon painted you now, he would find you much altered." "Not for the worse/' said Edward, who, like his Louisa, found the picture afford him some relief; "not for the worse, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536118
  • 9781236536112