The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Bart Volume 16

The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Bart Volume 16

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: afraid, will be thought less to become the wife than the single woman. I dare say, sir, that if Miss Grandison thought of any other man in preference to Lord G, she would not encourage his addresses upon any account. I don't expect, madam, that a woman of Charlotte's spirit and vivacity, who has been disappointed by a failure of supposed merit in her first love, (if we may so call it, ) should be deeply in love with a man that has not-ery striking qualities. She can play with a flame now, and not burn her fingers. Lord G is a worthy, though not a very brilliant man. Ladies have eyes; and the eye expects to be gratified. Hence men of appearance succeed often, where men of intrinsic merit fail. Were Charlotte to consult her happiness, possibly she would have no objection to Lord G She cannot, in the same man, have every thing. But if Lord G consulted bis, I don't know whether he would wish for Charlotte. Excuse me, madam, you have heard, as well as she, my opinion of both men. Sir Walter, you say, has no part in the question; Lord G wants not understanding: he is a man of probity; he is a virtuous man, a quality not to be despised in a young nobleman: he is also a mild man: he will bear a great deal. But contempt, or such a behaviour as should look like contempt, in a wife, what husband can bear? I should much more dread, for her sake, the exasperated spirit of a meek man, than the sudden gusts of anger of a passionate one. Miss Grandison, sir, has authorized me to say, that if you approve of Lord G 's addresses, and will be so good as to take upon yourself the direction of every thing relating to settlements, she will be entirely governed by you. Miss Grandison, sir, has known Lord G some time: his good character...
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954122
  • 9781236954121