Living Age Volume 65

Living Age Volume 65

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... down to dinner, where Phzebe had made sure, that I as before, Lucy would sit nextllobin and be subdued. ' Alas, no! Ladies were far too scarce articles for even the last but one to be the prize of a mere B. A. To know who were Phoebe's own neighbors would have been distraction to Juliana, but they were lost on one in whom the art of conversation was yet undeveloped, and who was chiefly intent on reading her brother's face and catching what Lucy was saying. She had nearly given up listening in despair, when she heard " Pistols? oh, of course. Rashe has gone to the expense of a revolver, but I extracted grandpapa'a from the family armory--such little darlings--I'm strongly tempted to send a challenge just to keep them in use--that's because you despise me--I'm a crack shot----we practised every day last wintcr--women shoot much better than men, because they don't make their hands unsteady-what can be better than the guidance of Ratia, the feminine of Ratio, reason, isn't it P " It is not quite certain that this horrible Latinity did not shock Miss Fennimore's discreet pupil more than all the rest, as a wilful insult to Miss Charlecote's education 1 She herself was not to escape " the guidance of Ratia," after dinner. Her silence had been an additional proof to the goodnaturcd Rashe, that she was a child to be protected and entertained, so she paraded her through the rooms, coaxed her to play when no one was listening, showed her illustrated books, and new-fashioned puzzles, and domineered over her so closely, that she had not a moment in which to speak a word to her brother, whom she saw disconsolat: -ly watching the hedge of gentlemen round Lucy. Was...show more

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  • Paperback | 668 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,175g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986946
  • 9781236986948