The Living Age Volume 34

The Living Age Volume 34

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... men in the business-like aflhirs of like. It was a charm in strong contrast to the ordinary manners of those who are emphatically called " Ladies' men." No artificial smile, no conventional hollow blandness, no frivolous gossip, no varnish either of ungenial gayoty or affected grace. The charm was in a. sim.-licity that unbent more into kindness than it did with men. Audley's nature, whatever its faults and defects, was essentially masculine; and it was the sense of masculine power that gave to his voice a music when addressing the gentler sex--n. sort of indulgent tenderness that appeared equally void of insincerity and presumption. Frank had been gone about half-an-hour, and Madame di Ncgra was scarcely recovered from the fiitation into which she had been thrown by the ront froni the father and the pleading of the son. Egerton took her passive hand cordially, and seated himself by her side. " My dear marchesa," said he, " are we then likely to be near connections'! And can you seririously contemplate marriage with my young nephew, Frank Hnzeldean? You turn away. Ah, my fair friend, there are but two inducements to a free woman to sign away her liberty at the altar. I say a free woman, for widows are free, and girls are not. These inducements are, first, worldly position; secondly, love. Which of these motives can urge Madame di Negra to marry Mr. Frank Hazeldean P' " There are other motives than those you ak-of--the need of protection--the sense of solitu e--the curse of dupendence---gratitude for honorable lfiiaction. But you men never know women!" "Igrant that you are right there--wc who have received the the do; neither do women ever know men. more

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  • Paperback | 674 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,184g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904397
  • 9781236904393