Mrs. Lorimer; A Sketch in Black and White Volume 1

Mrs. Lorimer; A Sketch in Black and White Volume 1

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...this twenty years come next Easter"--was waiting in the study to announce, with more directness than urbanity, that " as Mr. Leeper thought his-self such an uncommon good musician and took people down so sharp at the practices, he might sing bass for his-self in future; as he--Mr. Doughty--wasn't going to stand up there to be spoke to before a lot of boys. He should go to chapel next Sunday, where folks knew when they'd got hold of a tidy singer, and behaved according." Mr. Leeper's forehead crumpled itself up very much. His charming castles resolved themselves into the fine air out of which they were originally constructed. He gave up thinking of the conquest of the fair daughter of the Philistines for a time, and plunged wearily back into the actual. But though vexation, and the sudden reaction from his unusually exalted state of feeling, caused him thus to put the idea aside for a while, he did not relinquish it altogether. He was sensible that there was a new element in his-life. At last Mr. Mainwaring came home, and the inmates of the Rectory were awakened from the state of torpor and discomfort in which they had existed since the evening of the thunderstorm. Nothing regarding Elizabeth's revolt was said on the night of his return. Indeed it would have been difficult to get time to make any announcement. Mr. Mainwaring was not usually a great talker: but he kept up the pretty old-fashioned habit--falling sadly into disuse in these hurrying days--of telling his wife " all about it" when he came home from any little journey. What he had said, and what everybody else had said; what he had done willingly, and what he had been compelled to do unwillingly; repairs, gates, and fences; this man's beasts, and that man's sheep; what local magnates had...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672801
  • 9781236672803