Matilda Lousdale or the Eldest Sister; Illustr. by Birket Foster

Matilda Lousdale or the Eldest Sister; Illustr. by Birket Foster

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... Matilda, I am sure of it; you are improved in everything, but especially in music; I think you are fit to give lessons to--, to whom shall I sa? X Perhaps, interrupted Matilda, I may be obliged one day to follow as a profession what is now only a pleasant recreation. ' I love music, dearly, said Juliet; but the idea of having to teach it, is horrible! ' You make use of very strong terms, dear Juliet, said Matilda, laughing; and I do not think you consider it very unpleasant when you teach Rupert and Kate music. No; but that is not like being forced to give lessons; paid lessons. Still, said Matilda, perhaps you and I both shall have to maintain ourselves by our talents. We hear nothing from papa, and our money will not hold out beyond the middle of summer. Well, said Juliet, somewhat sadly, it will be time enough to think of that when the period arrives. And in the mean time, dear, said Matilda, affectionately putting her arm round her sister, we will do all we can to improve; shall we not? Certainly, replied Juliet; I am willing to be advised by you. But, added she, a moment after, in a livelier tone, I wish we could have a little more amusement; I wish some one would invite us out. We have not been to a single party this winter. Perhaps we shall this spring, said Matilda, entering into her sister s views, and liking the idea herself; but all our friends knew we could not go out in the winter. Vell, we are quite recovered now, and all we want...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656930X
  • 9781236569301