Lady-Bird; A Tale

Lady-Bird; A Tale

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...air, or on the downs or the woods where we used to play.in former times, or in Mrs. Redmond's cottage, or mamma's dark room. It seems to me a whole year since my accident. Don't you think there are weeks in which one lives a life?" "There are moments," he answered, "in which I suppose-the happiness or the misery of a whole life can be concentrated." "Yes," she thoughtfully answered, "I can imagine that it might be so. What has been the happiest mo1 ment of your life, Maurice?" She was thinking very little of the person she addressed. She had forgotten that it had ever crossed her mind that he admired her even in the distant respectful manner which it had once amused her to observe. It was absently she had asked that question, as she might have inquired what was the most beautiful view he had ever seen, and she did not remark that his face flushed as he answered, "The one when I nearly fainted at the Woodlands' breakfast." She smiled and said, "You like extremes, I see. The pleasure of success, preceded by an instant's suffering to make it keener, is your favourite idea of happiness. Well, again I say it may be so, but I don't quite like the receipt, I feel with regard to happiness as children do about a promised toy. 'Give it me now.'--How is Mary?" "Well, quite well," he answered in a tone of dejection; but rousing himself, added, "you know she is so unselfish that she would never tell us if she was not so; that is, as long as she could exert herself as usual." "She is good," Gertrude exclaimed. "O she is good," he retorted, "good beyond what any one can know or imagine. There are depths of tenderness and of patience in her heart...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988388
  • 9781236988386