The Old Man'selle Secret. After the German of E. Marlitt [Pseud.]

The Old Man'selle Secret. After the German of E. Marlitt [Pseud.]

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... would have made such nice clothes for those poor children-I would have sewed upon them myself." "Oh, the depth of this Christian charity!" interrupted the Professor, with a laugh of angry contempt. "The only possession of one poor family must be taken to supply the necessities of another, and the magnanimous deviser and executor of this work of love stands beaming upon a wicked world with a halo of feminine compassion surrounding her fair curls." "You are unkind, J ohn," cried the young widow, ofi'ended, -"I like to give " "Undoubtedly, when it costs you nothing in the world, Adele," he continued, ironically. "Why does not the notable German housekeeper open the drawers of her overflowing linen-press? Why not take this superfluous piece?" he touched the roll of linen that she had in her arms. Both ladies warded off his hand as though they feared an attempt upon the young widow's life. "Oh, that is carrying the joke a great deal too far, J ohn," she said, in a complaining tone, -" this exquisitely fine linen 1" "You have often reproached me," the Professor said, turning to his mother, without appearing to have heard his cousin's last remarks, "by declaring that I do not sufficiently prize the results of my very expensive education; I assure you, I am a practical man. I admit the duty which lies at every one's door, of getting and gaining, _but my profession leads me also to infinitely higher aims-it gives scope for the exercise of charity and benevolence, to a greater degree than in any other calling-with the exception, perhaps, of the church. I certainly shall never rank myself among those physicians who, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937872
  • 9781236937872