The Hartopp Jubilee

The Hartopp Jubilee

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...answered Aunt Mildred,"but not quite; think how you would love him, if you had known him in the days of his youth, when he was admired by the whole country; think how you would love him, if you had been observing his virtues, as some of his old friends have had the privilege of doing, for nearly sixty years. I have sometimes laughed at papa's old friends myself, but have since been truly ashamed of it. You youngsters have only companions; it is the privilege of advancing or advanced years to value and cherish friends--wigs, wrinkles, and oddities, and all--beyond every earthly blessing, except, indeed," she added after a pause, "the greater blessing of dutiful and affectionate children." The young folks all declared that their morning had passed delightfully; and some of the girls, who, when the sports were over, and Aunt Mildred's sermonizing observations touching old friends coneluded, followed her to the work-room, and stitched, hemmed, sewed, whipped, overcast, and herring-honed sundry small garments for the little village children, whom God had deprived of their parents, and who were not old enough to work for themselves--those kind young ladies were certainly the most happy of the party. Sir Mark never allowed cards to be introduced at Hartopp Hall; he considered them prejudicial both to good manners, and good morals--a waste of time and a needless trial of temper; and suited only for those whose minds are, incapable of receiving enjoyment from rational and useful amusements. When the evening arrived, however, they found the good old gentleman had not forgotten that they were to be pleased and occupied; and besides music and singing, he had so arranged, as to exhibit a variety of chemical experiments, by which...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781171
  • 9781236781178