Excerpt from The Old Engagement: A Spinster's Story
First at home and at our ease in the cheerful parlors of Mrs. Grove, we enter at once into the interests Of that eventful week. With a hasty acknowledgment Of the claims of the pretty hostess as a perfect pattern of a wife, we are enlisted immediately with her in the interest for the heroine, Miss Vaughan, in whom, amid many perplexing Occurrences, is made to appear a matchless feminine delicacy. The fascinations of the gay widow, Mrs. Pemberton, then almost lead us off the track in the same manner as.
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