The Good Aunt, and Forester [From Moral Tales]

The Good Aunt, and Forester [From Moral Tales]

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...in training horses, laying bets, parading in the public walks, and ridiculing, or, in his own phrase, quizzing, every sensible young man who applied to literature or science. Sir Philip, whenever he frequented any of the professors' classes, took care to make it evident to everybody present that he did not come there to learn, and that he looked down with contempt upon all who were obliged to study; he was the first always to make any disturbance in the classes, or, in his elegant language, to make a row. This was the youth of whose acquaintance Archibald Mackenzie was ambitious. He stayed in the shop in hopes that Sir Philip would arrive; he was not disappointed; Sir Philip came, and with address which Lady Catherine would perhaps have admired, he entered into conversation with the young baronet; if conversation that might be called, which consisted of a species of fashionable dialect, devoid of sense, and destitute of any pretence to wit. To Forester this dialect was absolutely unintelligible; after he had listened to it with sober contempt for a few minutes, he pulled Henry away, saying: 'Come, don't let us waste our time here; let us go to the brewery that you promised to shew me.' Henry did not immediately yield to the rough pull of his indignant friend, for at this instant the door of a little back-parlour behind the watchmaker's shop opened slowly, and a girl of about seven years old appeared, carrying, with difficulty, a flower-pot, in which there was a fine large geranium, in full flower. Henry, who saw that the child was scarcely able to carry it, took it out of her hands, and asked her where she would like to have it put. 'Here, for to-day, ' said the little girl, sorrowfully; 'but to-morrow it goes away for ever!' The little girl was...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576195
  • 9781236576194