The Intellectuals; An Experiment in Irish Club-Life

The Intellectuals; An Experiment in Irish Club-Life

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...care to see them crossing the Channel on such a night as we had on Thursday." "How is that little vixen, Sophy? She never sent me a Christmas card this morning; and we had sworn eternal friendship." "She is looking forward to being a nun," said the doctor, with a frown. "I suppose she is giving up all Platonic friendships." "The devil!" said Mr. Skelton, "Sophy a nun! Why that madcap would turn any convent inside out in a week!" "Ay, that's the way! They're taking all our best boys and girls from us," said the doctor sadly. He was in a despondent mood this night. "The moment a girl develops a bit of talent, she's at once seized upon and made a nun." "I wonder how Miss Hope escaped?" said the Professor, looking over to where the young lady was trying to eat some dinner, and listen, at the same time, to the poetic platitudes of her neighbour. "Perhaps she has not escaped as yet?" said Mrs. Skelton, with a laugh. And strange to say, Mr. Reginald Hunt, who had scarcely taken his eyes off his plate since the commencement of dinner, now looked up, and seemed interested. "No community would have me," said Hester Hope, thus challenged. "Something more important than talent is required by our Religious Orders!" "And what may that be?" said the Professor. "I confess I can't see what is, or can be, more important to a nunnery than a young lady of talent." "There is such a thing as sanctity," said Hester Hope. "And such a thing as obedience. Now, I am a little fond of my own way, and that would never do in religion. And I am fond of reading; and that taste would be circumscribed in religion. If I were caught...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631161
  • 9781236631169