The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong; The Factory Boy
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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...at her absence from the gala of the preceding day. "What on earth, my dear child, could have kept you away?" said the animated lady. "Perhaps I was afraid of taking cold, Mrs. Gabberly. Mrs. Tremlett took care I should remember how short the days are growing." "Mrs. Tremlett!--Nonsense!--Well now, I can tell you thatyou just lost the most delightful day that any body ever had. Such a dinner!--Game of all kinds--almost all in savoury jelly too! Think of that! So wholesome, you know, with the spice; and eating it in the open air, and all. Depend upon it, my dear Miss Brotherton, that if you suffer yourself to be boxed up by that ignorant old woman, you will very soon lose your health altogether. And do you know I can't help thinking that you do look rather feverish to-day--your eyes have that sort of brightness. I wish to goodness you would let me feel your pulse." "Nothing will do my pulse so much good, my dear Mrs. Gabberly, as your telling me all the news you heard yesterday," said the young lady, good-humouredly shaking the hand that was extended to ascertain her state of health. "Well now, my dear, I am sure I have no objection in the world to tell you, and certainly one does pick up a vast deal of information at such a party as that. Will you believe it? two of the Simmonses are going to be married." "Really! That's very good news, I suppose. Had you a great many people there?" "Oh! Every body, just every body, but your own dear self; and I can truly say that if you had been there, it would have been quite perfect!" "You are very kind; but a person so very much afraid of taking cold, is always troublesome on these al fresco occasions. Lady Clarissa was there of...
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