Household Words; A Weekly Journal Volume 9

Household Words; A Weekly Journal Volume 9

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...should substitute for the term I used just now J For the misplaced expression I" " Louisa," returned her father, " it appears to me that nothing can be plainer. Confining yourself rigidly to Fact, the question of Fact yo- state to yourself is: Does Mr. Bounderby ask me to marry hhn 1 Yes, he does. The sole remaining question then is: Shall I marry him? I think nothing can be plainer than that." " Shall I marry hhn I repeated Louisa, with great deliberation. " Precisely. And it is satisfactory to me, as your father, my dear Louisa, to know that you do not come to the consideration of that question with the previous habits of mind, and habits of life, that belong to many young women." " No, father," she returned, " I do not." " I now leave you to judge for yourself," said Mr. Gradgrind. " I have stated the case, as such cases are usually stated among practical minds; I have stated it, as the case of your mother and myself was stated in its time. The rest, my dear Louisa, is for you to decide." From the beginning, she had sat looking at him fixedly. As he now leaned back in his chair, and bent his deep-set eyes upon her in his turn, perhaps he might have seen one wavering moment in her, when she was impelled to throw herself upon his breast, and give him the pent-up confidences of her heart. But, to see it, he must have overleaped at a bound the artificial barriers he had for many years been erecting, between himself and all those subtle essences of humanity which will elude the utmost cunning of algebra until the last trumpet ever to be sounded shall blow even algebra to wreck. The barriers were too many and too high for such a leap. He did not see it. With his...show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,016g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656040X
  • 9781236560407