Poet Lore Volume 11

Poet Lore Volume 11

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...company, --it might look like it. And it was a fine place where they were going, --to his rich uncle. She thought perhaps it was nothing but play? Eh? If he only had known how she had talked with her mother yesterday about it, before they went to bed, and how she had dreamed about it, and prayed and cried. But she made him think that she was stupid, just to enjoy Maurice's wisdom the more; he likes to show it; and she gladly lets him do it--oh so gladly! "The trouble is, you are so sweet," says Maurice. That was the reason he had engaged himself to her, but that was very foolish of him. His father did not approve of it, nor his mother--he did not dare to think how she had fumed, when he told her that he was engaged to a poor girl, living on a side-street, who had no education, or talents, and who was not even pretty, only sweet. In Maurice's eyes, a baker's daughter was as good as the son of an alderman, but everybody was not as liberal-minded as he And if Maurice had not had a rich uncle, he himself would never have thought of it, for he was still studying at the University. He had nothing to get married on. But if they could win Uncle on their side, then everything would be all right. I can see them very plainly as they drive along the road. She looks a little miserable, while listening to his wisdom, but she is happy just the same. How wise Maurice is! And when he tells her what a sacrifice he makes for her sake, it is of course only his way of telling her how much he loves her. And if she had hoped that he, on a day like this, when they were alone, would be a little different than when they were at home in the parlor with mother--but that, of course, would not have been right of Maurice! She was only proud of him. Now he is...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850734
  • 9781236850737