Not Easily Jealous; A Novel Volume 1

Not Easily Jealous; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...to Mr. Fvrtescue something about "lovely creature--charming smile," and caught of his undertoned reply the words "st Clareflmay have heard of her--Felicia St-Clare: glorious eYesone of the greatest beauties ging'h She listened in vain to catch a word more, thoug she knew they were talking on the subject still; S-he watched the lovely stranger with painfully deepeninit interest as she wondered who Felicia. St. Clare rglihe be-It struck her that she had somehow hear I 5 2 NOT EASILY JEALOUS. name before, but where or when she could not recollect. When the ladies resorted to the drawing-room, she and Emilia hastened to each other to compare impressions, but before Emilia could reply to Helen's first questions, Mrs. Delaville sailed up to them, eager to plunge into the subject, to enlighten Helen, and discuss it with Emilia. "My dears, isn't it a queer thing?" she began; "and--would you believe it?--I never had seen her before! I know of course all the singers worth hearing, and I knew this girl by name, but oddly enough had never heard her; One night that she sang I remember I was going, but I had such a dreadful attack of neuralgia--owing, I always think, to over-excitement at that time, for the season was very gay, and I was far from strong. I suspect she's more run after for her face than for her voice. She began I believe quite low down the scalenobody at all--but somehow she got on--and now, if you please, she gets her twenty guineas a night! The other person with her is her aunt, who always' takes her about. How on earth Mr. Murray picked them up--but to be sure gentlemen may patronize society that no lady could mix in." "'We have never heard her sing...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814134
  • 9781236814135