Lost Genevieve; By the Author of "Blind Agnese," "The Miner S Daughter," "Flowers Und Fruit," "The Virgin Mother," Etc., Etc

Lost Genevieve; By the Author of "Blind Agnese," "The Miner S Daughter," "Flowers Und Fruit," "The Virgin Mother," Etc., Etc

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...place?" " I think he would have gone in directly, without minding the flowers, even though they were for M adonna Mary," answered the little girl without hesitation. " Well, my child, perhaps when your feet were swelled you may have been like the little Jesus in the desert; but you could not be said to have much merit in that, seeing that it was no choice of your own. Now, however, you really can make yourself resembling him by an act of that virtue which he most loved and practised in his childhood; for Scripture tells us nothing whatever of his life at Nazareth, excepting, indeed, that he dwelt with his parents, and was subject to them." " I am going--I am g0ing--I am gone, Grandfather Filippo," cried Genevieve, as she vanished into the cottage with the dove-cage in her hand. I CHAPTER V. " Most Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, protect us." THE next three years of Genevieve's life passed away in mingled shade and sunshine. No child could have been happier than she was during the hours which she spent with good Filippo; but this was in some degree counterbalanced by the constant ill temper of his wife. Petronilla was one of those unhappy persons who, having once taken an unreasonable dislike, obstinately persist in it, however causeless and unjust it may afterwards appear to have been. She had said, on the very first evening of their acquaintance, that Genevieve would turn out more troublesome and expensive than all the rest of Filippo's tame favourites together; so in order to prove herself right and every one else wrong, she made it a point every day, and sometimes all day long, to bewail the ruin her husband had brought upon himself by this thoughtless addition to his...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781864
  • 9781236781864