Joseph Vance; An Ill-Written Autobiography Volume 2

Joseph Vance; An Ill-Written Autobiography Volume 2

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...see in, you would still see the old furniture, just as she left it--you would see too that the old tenant's fixtures remain water are cut ofl', and there is no bill up to say it is To Let._ 'Offers havecome for it, chiefly from Agents, but the door has never been opened since the day of her departure, except once or twice to show old friends a picture or a piece of furniture. None knows where the tenant is gone, but I suspect the next street;--and then my metaphor is quite at fault, for the house is my heart, and my heart goes out to seek her, and the house could not. This metaphorical house, though, supplies me with something I need. Those old tenant's fixtures still form part of my life, and give me a way of thinking and speaking of my feeling towards Lossie after Janey left me, that I might fail otherwise to find. I had no heart to make new confidences, and I wrote to Lossie as freely of my loss as I had spoken to Janey of my old love for Lossie. I felt all through that they two and I should understand each other, whatever the regulation attitude in such a case made and provided might be. I can remember dimly how I began my letter to Lossie that I wrote from San Joaqui1n's. It was more like a wish that I could be with her to help her to bear the news I had to tell than a wish that she could be with me to comfort me. With most correspondents I have always re-read every sentence to see that it was right. Generally I never reconsidered anything with Lossie, and wrote straight off. This time I read and re-read, thinking to myself, "Will that give her the idea that I have broken down and cannot bear my unhappiness?" I did not write really to tell her news that I knew would have reached her already, but to...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899563
  • 9781236899569