The Living Age Volume 88

The Living Age Volume 88

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... So there Humphrey was addressing Abiail and his wife rn the same breath, forbiding.Mrs. Humphrey to sing any more be cause her chest had not been strong since she caught a. bad cold at Munich. 'You know, Alice. I can't have 'Nonsense, Humphrey, ' Alice protested, in comical indignation, 'it was the inerest 'touch of bronchitis; why, auntie herself would not have been frightened. Could yltzu have guessed that a great big fellow ' e him would have got nervous, and plagued three people, himself, the doctor, and me, for six coughs?' Humphrey was too much of a gentleman and a man of sense to make a fool of him phrey's fortune had been the least' of her at-( tractions in her husband's eyes. He was both proud and fond of his wife, and triumphant in his success. Abigail, who said to erself she had a hundred ears and eyes tonight, noticed that he applied with his e es to his wife souie of the songs which om Prior insisted on Abigail singing, standing by her and neglectin to turn over the pages of her music, whi e Humphrey lounged against the piano, his side to Abigail, his face to his wife. Mrs. Humphrey put a stop to the proceedings by instituting a par you ill againfi allel between herself and Abigail. She took up the sheets of music. _ ' 'My name begins with A too, Miss Howe, and I write it short also. " A. Binghain," as Humphrey writes "H. Bingham." I don't see why 1 should be at the trouble of writing " Alice," when he does not put "Humphre," although he says it as if the A stood for glick or' Antony, and I were his brother; and he scolded me before we were married for not signing my full name at the end of my notes--do you remember Humphrey?...show more

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  • Paperback | 714 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,252g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768507
  • 9781236768506