Nubilia in Search of a Husband; Including Sketches of Modern Society, and Interspersed with Moral and Literary Disquisitions

Nubilia in Search of a Husband; Including Sketches of Modern Society, and Interspersed with Moral and Literary Disquisitions

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ... London, and there to become as one of his family. It was my father's wish, and I was. cheerfully obedient. I may indeed say, that it was my own wish too: tfor the cheerless sohtude of my-paternal mansion, now that he was gone whose presence could have made adungeon happy, rather appalled than delighted me. I prevail-ed, however, upon sir Jamesto pass the winter in 'C'u-mberland, for the sake of Sophia, whose health had begun to be re-established, and who dreaded (such was-"already her convelsion from 'fashionable follies) a repetition of London avocations. Nor was I myself wholly disinterested in this request. Though I was filled with sorrow, as often my thoughts dwelt upon the gloom that seemed to pervade.every object that surrounded' me, yet it was with difliculty that I could bring myself to think of lea-ring those objects. They were endeared to me by every thing that can endear a place. 'I"hey."w re the scene of my childhood; of that joyous state which no human being ever contemplated without emotions of regret. They were the scene of every recollection that I could dwell upon with pleasure, and of the only one that I could recal with pain. Every spot was connected, in my mind, with events-that once delighted, but which now delighted no longer: for he was departed, who shared them with me. Though my absence was to be but temporary, still it seemed to me like a banishment fiom my home, my kingdom, my asylum, I-was to sojourn among strangers; and.I was to qualify my mind for the reception of new ideas, and my heart for the reception of new feelings...One day, as Sophia and I were discoursing about this intended removal, I asked her whatpleasures she thought London was capable of giving me. _ _ '...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783786
  • 9781236783783