The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant

The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant

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Excerpt: ...and ill-conditioned when in pain, stupified with wine when well, and at all times of a dreary vacuity of mind, this pillar of the State, wielder of men's votes, arbiter of parish fates and men's fortunes, was not a lovable man to live with. To outsiders he might be an object of pity or scorn; but to his wife! Ah, well, the servants said she looked worried. Let it pass. And yet had this been all she might have been in a fashion happy, for she could turn off much of the ill-humour of her husband on his servants by simply 119 avoiding him. Other troubles, however, were coming thick upon her, and making her look as old as the Squire, although she was nigh ten years younger. Three children of the five she had borne were aliveshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236687086
  • 9781236687081