The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings. Volume IX

The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings. Volume IX

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...I do not know how. I cannot tell what to say to him, and I do not make him hear well, and he won't be read to--he only seems to care to spell over the paper. Now if it were dear old Mrs. Trevor, I could read to her all day. E. I believe we are all inclined enough to the duties not set us. S. Well, but do not you see? E. Of course if all old people were like Mrs. Trevor, there would be little need to call in duty and reverence to keep us right towards them. 5. Reverence. But suppose they are not so very reverend. E. I mean the respect for old age in itself--sympathy, charity, kind thoughts--simply pitying infirmity and suffering, not judging, hoping the best, and doing the best. S. And talking the dull talk that goes on all the evening here? E. It may be just the thing to suit. I dare say you would think much of ours very stupid. S. But you are so intellectual, and you must feel how different the two brothers are. E. You would think we prosed a great deal if you heard us, and I assure you that many trite observations, and perhaps the same over again, are a great help through the day; the same points in our drives often call forth the same remarks. S. Oh, as to repeating, I am used enough to that. I do think every evening we have had to explain that George is at Winchester, not Harrow. He thinks everybody must go to Harrow--she tells the same jokes, oh dear! I assure you papa gives up the talking as a bad job, and goes to sleep with malice prepense to be quit of it. But I really do not think I should mind real mistakes, and loss of mind, if much worse than now. It is the crossness and the selfishness, the old faults strengthened by illness--one feels that the mind is not so far gone but that he could help being tiresome. E. That real failure is more

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  • English
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