"My Love!" Volume 2

"My Love!" Volume 2

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...and put all things into confusion; and women had nothing else to do but attend to their humours, and see that they had their buttons sewn.on and their shirt-fronts starched and ironed like so much glazed card-board--give them good dinners, and treat them like a parcel of overgrown school-boys, ' as they were. But not while she had a tongue in her head would she refrain from telling the truth--n0, not if she had to die for it! And the truth was that Stella was looking downright dreadful, and in a very little while she would lose all her beauty if she went on like this; and then where would she be? "Where she is now, my dear madam," answered Mr. Branscombe grandly; "in her fathe1's home and heart." "Her father's fiddlesticks," snapped the vulgar old creature crossly. "Better have given her to that young man when you were about it! She was fond of him; as she ought to have been, seeing that she was engaged to him and made fuss enough over him. A father's home and heart are not as good as a husband's to a _nice girl like that; and it was downright cruelty to keep her back as you did, Mr. Branscombe! She has never been the same creature since. And any one but yourself could see that she is breaking her heart now!--any one. Ah, .it takes a mother to learn these things!" she added, with unconscious contradiction, wishing to punish her adversary by this allusion to his good Matilda. "Providence has denied her the continuance of the one parent, but I think I have somewhat successfully supplied the hiatus," said Mr. Branscombe with rigid stateliness. "And I don't," said Mrs. Morshead snappisbly. "There, my dear madam, we must agree to...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902475
  • 9781236902474