Not Wooed, But Won; A Novel in 2 Volumes Volume 2

Not Wooed, But Won; A Novel in 2 Volumes Volume 2

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...to Mabel; but she brought with her a smiling face and kindly ways, which were very welcome. She was pretty too, and Mabel did not entertain that jealousy of good looks in her own sex, which many women--even young and pretty ones themselves--both experience and exhibit. Vance was used to the great house, having in her early days helped to scrub and tidy it, under the distant supervision of Mrs. Merthyr; and her familiarity with the place and its vastness, gave her young mistress courage. For to say truth, and notwithstanding its magnificence as a mansion, Wapshot Hall was a dismal place to which to bring a newly-married wife. With half-a-dozen children to wake the echoes of its long galleries with their blithe laughter, and to patter over the smooth oak floors with their lively feet; with plenty of cheerful guests to exorcise its melancholy, and a few couples of young people to utilise the bay-windows when the moon streamed through them, and change their ghostly atmosphere to one of love, it would have been charming; but as it was, the Hall was not only dull, but depressing. Visitors came of course--magnates of the land, who brought their congratulations for their neighbour the Lord of Wapshot, eyed Mabel with considerable interest, not unmixed, she sometimes thought, with pity; and asked-----always with effort, and a certain awkwardness--after Mr. Horn. It was evident that the young gentleman was not a favourite. Mabel returned these calls in company with her husband; and dinner-parties given and returned, took place in due course. These were dull and heavy in themselves, and yet, when they were over, and the guests had departed, a deeper melancholy seemed to settle down upon the rooms they had partially filled, if not enlivened. S0 far as her...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497562
  • 9781236497567