Flower and Weed; A Novel

Flower and Weed; A Novel

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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: ...that he cares more for the money than for you!" cried the dowager; "of course I don't. What a silly sensitive child you are! Everybody knows that he adores you; but the money will be very useful to him, all the same. It will make it much easier for him to be a good landlord. Nobody ought to depend solely on land nowadays. Your father tells me that you and Bruno are to be married at Ingleshaw Church early in the new year. I should have preferred Westminster Abbey, and the height of the season; but George is a person with whom it is quite useless to argue. He does not intend you to be presented until after your marriage, which will save trouble, he says. What an absurd idea! You ought to have made your hit as one of the beauties of the season before you were married. It would have been a car/iez' for you when you began your career as a wife. But men have no foresight; and my brother is just forty years behind the day in all his ideas." "But I would ever so much rather be married quietly at Ingleshaw than have a grand London wedding, aunt Ethel," answered Lucille. "Well, it will save a good deal of money, and that seems to be all the aristocracy think about nowadays," said Lady Carlyon contemptuously. "I am sure lfial is not my father's reason," said Lucille. "Perhaps not. Your father was always fond of hiding his light under a bushel. Give him his wormeaten old books and a quiet corner, and he is con tent. And now, Lucille, how about your trousseau? It is time you began to see about that." "Dearest aunt, when I don't even know in what month I am going to be married! There is plenty of time." "There is never plenty of time where...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821378
  • 9781236821379