Leonora, Or, the Presentation at Court; Being the First of a Series of Narratives Called Young Ladies' Tales Volume 2

Leonora, Or, the Presentation at Court; Being the First of a Series of Narratives Called Young Ladies' Tales 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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...'Hammond with Lady Royston's indisposition; and soon after, the family were summoned to dinner. Fanny lifted up her eyes to her cousin, and was astonished to find her hair braided, and dressed, and a bunch of roses on one side of her head.. " What! are you dressed, my dear?" said the Colonel to his daughter: " I thought your aunt was ill." " She ate something which-disagreed with her, sir," said Leonora; " but she is recovered now', and said she should go with us to-night." " Oh, very well," replied the Colonel; " I' do not go myself: I dislike dances, therefore I shall sit up stairs, and have a game of chess with Bell, if she is well enough for it." Immediately after dessert was finished, Leonora retired, and went to the Viscountess, who had not eaten a mouthful of food, and was now complaining of sickness. Leonora, mad with vexation, sat down by the side of the bed in silence. Presently, Mrs. Hammond and Fanny tapped at the door, and being admitted, went up to Lady Royston, and very kindly enquired how she felt herself. The Lady replied, and then pausing, said, " I almost fear, my dear girls, I shall not be able to go: I really am sorry to disappoint you. Perhaps, Leonora, your papa would take you both himself." " Papa can't bear a dance, ma'am, ' Leonora, sharply. " I know it is of no use to say any thing to him about it." " Well, it is very unlucky," answered the kind old lady; " I am only sorry, girls, on your account." " Oh," replied Leonora, with aforced smile, " I was afraid you would not be able to go, ma'arn." replied " Indeed! " said Lady...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865820
  • 9781236865823