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"[...]called it, riches "cover the multitude of sins;" leaving poor Maria's charity to cover its own naked virtues, if it can. So John was the father's darling, notwithstanding the very heartless and unbecoming conduct he had exhibited daily for these thirty years, and the marked scorn wherewithal he treated that pudgy city knight, his dear progenitor; but then, let us repeat it as Sir Thomas did-Jack was rich-rich, and such a comfort to his father; whereas Maria, poor fool, with all her cheap unmarketable love and duty, never had earned a penny-never could, but was born to be a drain upon him. Therefore did he scorn her, and put aside her kindnesses, because she could not "make money." For what end on earth should a man make money! It is reasonable to reply, for the happiness' sake of[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.32mm | 163.29g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507674333
  • 9781507674338