The President's Daughters; Including Nina Volume N . 1

The President's Daughters; Including Nina Volume N . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...which she offered him with a tone as if she feared it were too little. I shall never forget the expression of life, seriousness, and goodness in that celestial countenance, as well as the simplicity of her manners and actions. "Once a month I receive a letter from my friend, the pastor of the parish in which the President's estate lies; half the letter is often taken up with Miss Adelaide, and of anecdotes of the kindness and prudence she displays in her compassion for the necessities of the country people. That this angel as soon as possible may become your wife, I desire and counsel with all my heart, as your friend, "Albert P. "P. S.--Let not the somewhat coarsely joking tone of a part of my letter offend you Alarik. Between us, let me say, that as regards the counsel one gives to a lover in the question: 'Shall I marry, or shall I let alone?'--they are words spoken in the air. And now I see, thank God, no reason to desire to speak against the wind." ALARIK W. TO ALBERT P. "It is over, my friend! and your advice can now no longer avail. Adelaide may be ever so good, so charming; she is but a weak and frivolous being, devoted to pleasure, gaiety and flattery, and setting aside every thing for them. She would never make me happy, and I was a fool ever to have thought I had any influence over her. Augusta warned me--Augusta was right. "After a number of evenings, in which she had constantly been at parties, I asked her for my sake to remain one evening at home. I wanted to read something to her--I wanted to speak to her--in a word, I asked her to remain at home. She promised me unconstrainedly and frankly. In the evening when I came--she was gone. "I had reason to believe I was not altogether indifferent to...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659729X
  • 9781236597298