The Pillars of the House; Or, Under Wode, Under Rode Volume 5

The Pillars of the House; Or, Under Wode, Under Rode Volume 5

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...fear her becoming one of the ladies who drift through every variety of exciting religion." From that time he submitted to be watched and waited on by Angela, with an exclusive vehemence that was almost fierce. She attended to his very eye, and for the present so entirely centered her fervent nature upon the "not vexing him," that he had to think twice before expressing the most casual and.careless wish, lest she should turn everything upside down to gratify him. To only one other person did Felix speak of his own state, namely, Bernard, who, as" Will Harewood foretold, egregiously failed in obtaining admission to Keble College, and took his rejection with the utmost coolness, seeming to think he had made a great concession-to family prejudice, and that now something must be found to enable him to pass through the university with the same gentleman-like ease as through Harrow. Not in the least crestfallen, he stood warming his back at the study fire, and mentioning one or two colleges whose requirements he thought not unreasonable. That Felix should haggle about expense, and have delusions that the university was meant for work, he could endure as the innocuous thunder with which governors must be allowed to solace themselves, while youth listened good humouredly to the growl. The thunder, however, took an unwonted form in the quiet reply. "Either you must get a scholarship, or you cannot go to Oxford. You had better study harder than you have ever done, or else turn your mind to some other maintenance. Hitherto, you have depended on me, but Gerald's guardians will not have the same power." "Gerald's guardians!" he exclaimed, as the import flashed on him. "You're all...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872827
  • 9781236872821