Ought We to Visit Her? Volume 2

Ought We to Visit Her? Volume 2

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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: ...absent!" "Mrs. Theobald is in the habit of having bachelorparties in her husband's absence. All actresses, it is well known, have these free manners!" "Mrs. Theobald"--the story, like a snow-ball, acquiring bulk and consistency as it rolls--"Mrs. Theobald gave a large bachelor-party last night, her husband absent; and, whatever his faults, poor creature, one must feel for Francis Theobald. Rawdon Crosbie and a party of young men and actresses (of free manners) came down to it by the express. Sure of it? Ah, we have our information from only too good a source. Mrs. Coventry Brown's Sarah..." and so forth. Coming out of church, people talk over the latest Theobald scandal in whispers. It reaches Mr. and Mrs. Crosbie. It reaches poor Emmy, who indeed has the news "broken" to her, with the sort of feline tenderness you may see shown to a disabled mouse, by Adonis Hervey. It reaches every house in the neighbourhood, excepting perhaps The Folly--an atmosphere unfavourable to the milk-and-water gossip which forms strong meat to the unsophisticated palates of the Lidlington babes. Along the primrose paths of The Folly, everything glides at its usual smooth and tranquil downhill pace. An opportune acquisition to Lady Rose's little household arrived last night, in the person of a certain wellknown, somewhat too well-known, London celebrity--Colonel Desmond--an old and devoted friend of Miss Childers. "Poor Harry Desmond has got a wife somewhere about in the world, so people can't say anything spiteful about him and me," Loo will declare. "Delightful to enjoy one honest friendship without being suspected of base matrimonial motives;" and sauntering...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861078
  • 9781236861078