The President's Daughters; A Narrative of a Governess Volume 9737

The President's Daughters; A Narrative of a Governess Volume 9737

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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: ... separate as seldom as possible, since they found that each one given over to herself, without the counsel and support of the rest, only played the fool. With this resolution all the Virtues were highly satisfied. They concluded the feast with a song which Good-humour improvised, and which they styled the ' League of the Virtues." As I no longer, however, recollect perfectly the verses of which it consisted, and have no desire by mangling them to convert good-humour into ill-humour, I here close my relation, leaving to my hearers the application of it." The young ladies were enchanted by the story, yet would put questions and seek explanations; but Miss Greta did not go at all into them, but only begged her young friends to digest the matter each according to her ability. Eva and Aurora soon rose to take leave. Eleonore followed them, after she had requested permission of Clara to come again, to speak with her farther on marriage. Miss Greta claimed for herself the right to be present, and that as an advocate for the lover. Eleonore, smiling and sighing, agreed; yet on her way home the question of marrying went on in her mind with a yes, then a no, then a yes, and then a no again. Aurora and Eva were deeply engaged in projects of purchasing for themselves elegant dresses for the next representation of the amateur theatre for the benefit of those who. had suffered in the town of W. Miss Greta, who now associated in her thoughts the tulle-devouring lover with Clara's horror of marriage, said to her with great seriousness, " Clara, either you are an extraordinary creature, or you are proceeding on a most perilous path." Clara was silent; and Miss Greta continued--"Your repugnance to marriage is not natural. I can very well...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617711
  • 9781236617712