Our Forest Home; Being Extracts from the Correspondence of the Late Frances Stewart

Our Forest Home; Being Extracts from the Correspondence of the Late Frances Stewart

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...I can hardly believe it is twenty-one years. Time has flown so quickly that its passage is scarcely perceptible, except that we now see green fields, gardens and plantations where all was a dense, thick, unbroken forest and young women and boys in the hobbledehoy state who some years ago were not in existence. In my mind, as well as in my body, I too plainly perceive the wear and tear of time. I mix very little in society now. For years asthma and weakness prevented me from going out or being able to talk. The only time I really feel happy is in our 1343 own family circle or with our few intimate friends, there I am at my ease and can talk or be silent as I like; we are generally pretty cheerful. But when Mr. Stewart is ill or in low spirits it casts a dreadful damp over our hearts. We are all cheerful and happy now except on E.'s account. She is still complaining, though some of the worst symptoms have been removed. It is now time to dress for dinner; you will be surprised to hear of dressing for dinner in the middle of the day. I will explain to you. As there is much for the girls to look alter and to do in the forenoon, most of which falls on the one who is housekeeper, she looks after the kitchen for a week; the other is housemaid. Before dinner they change all, laying aside their morning costumes, etc. I attend closely to the boys, to have them acquire cleanliness and neatness, even when working hard as they do. Dear William has had few advantages, his poor eye gives his whole face such a sad look. He works very hard and is a dear amiable fellow. Now all work till past eight p.m.; they then collect in the parlour for a little while, those who are fond of reading take the hour before nine; some write or talk, and then '...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987152
  • 9781236987150