The New British Novelist; Comprising Works by the Most Popular and Fashionable Writers of the Present Day Volume . 1; . 17

The New British Novelist; Comprising Works by the Most Popular and Fashionable Writers of the Present Day Volume . 1; . 17

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...to think little about that. 'Nay, he says sometimes he should like to live here himself. Rose, says he, one day, when he called to see me, what think you of my turning parson and marrying--coming to live in yonder crazy old house, for I see no bet ter prospect before me. And what advice did you give him? asked Constance, with a deep blush. Go into the army, go into the army, Sir / Charles, says I, for you are fit for nothing but to be shot at. He was a boy then, miss, scarce sixteen, and made free with every body, or I should not have been so free. But we all liked him, down to the lowest stable--boy in his grandfather s service. His poor mother doated upon him. Was she like him? inquired Constance, with suppressed interest. She was, and she was not--she was, in the wild look of her eye, and in that random, thoughtless way he has--she was not in her features, for there he favoured neither father nor mother. I was waiting upon Sir Philip, Sir Charles s father, when my lady went off with Mr. Ferguson.----Perhaps you never heard of that, miss? I have, I have; and how was it--tell me all about it, cried Constance, with an eagerness and impetuosity which she could not conceal. Was she guilty? I believe so in my heart, replied the old woman, solemnly, for she never loved Sir Philip. She was once so gay and so'fine, they called her the belle, and the toast of the coun ty; and beautiful she was, And there was this Mr. Ferguson that would have had her, only her friends would not let her, for they were set upon her being the Baronet s lady. Poor creature! said...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651855
  • 9781236651853