The Living Age Volume 105

The Living Age Volume 105

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: longed for some one to speak to all these past days. It is so diflicult to settle for oneself always, to know what is right, and when it is right to go a ainst the wishes of people older than onesel. Of course I love papa most of all. I would do anything in the whole world for him." " You must marry, Janet," said Mrs. Rowland, in a cheerful voice, drawing her big' chair in a little nearer to the fire. " hat is what you must do, then you will have some one to consult with. You must come and stay with me, and I shall introduce some nice eligible young men to you." " Marry! Oh, Caroline! " said Janet, hurt as young people are who ask you for bread and you give them a stone. (Mrs. Rowland was twisting her own flashing guard-ring round and round her finger.) " What are on saying? It is like aunt Fanny, who nows no better--but you! Can people marry like that? Is there nothing more wanting?--nothing more solemn and sacred in marriage than a few dinnerparties and an eligible young man P " Caroline coloured a little. She told herself in her heart that Janet was right, but she only said, " Life is very matter-of-fact, my poor Janet, as you will find; and after al an eligible young man is human though eligible. And now tell me who he is, for I know now there is somebody special in the case." But Janet did not answer. She was still hurt. Was this the way they all felt---her uncle, her aunt, and now her friend from whom she had hoped for something more? Was this the way they spoke of feelings that seemed almost sacred to her. " Are you vexed, Janet dear P " said Mrs. Rowland at last. " No," said Janet, " only a little unhappy. I want to do right more

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  • Paperback | 658 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,157g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935586
  • 9781236935588