A Noble Wife; A Novel Volume 2

A Noble Wife; A Novel 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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...in the land shall be able to lord it over him in that way!" Her eyes flashed as she spoke, as if all the pride of her own ancestry stood between the boy and the supposed enemies who might be inclined to treat him as an upstart. "Well, now to be practical. What ought a boy of his age and prospects--who may, under certain circumstances, become Sir John's heir, to be doing now?" "To tell you the whole truth--and finish with one subject before beginning another--I have had reason to think the lad fancies he has learned all I am able to teach him. Well, I never professed to be a very learned man. Still, it is not agreeable to find your pupil putting questions that look very like exploring to get at the bottom of you. So, before the incident of yesterday, I was about to propose a change. Having some slight acquaintance with the tutor of the Lord Cromwell's son" "Cromwell's?" exclaimed Lady Oldcastle, in angry surprise. "Yes, but I know the tutor to be a Catholic." "Well?" "I wrote to ask him about the course pursued with his pupil. And I have here his reply, very full and satisfactory." VOL. II. K "And the substance is?" queried Lady Oldcastle. "I have marked a few sentences," said the chaplain, "that may spare you the read masters, among various studies and exercises, of which English, French, writing, playing at weapons, casting of accounts, and c pastime of instruments.' are particularly mentioned." "'Pastime of instruments!'" echoed Lady Oldcastle; "encourage that! For does not music enable us to say, in our public devotions, that which no heart or wit of man cart put into equally cogent words? All true believers love music--while...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859898
  • 9781236859891