Private Life; In Two Volumes ...

Private Life; In Two Volumes ...

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...transferred the volumes to Mrs. Grenville, with the observation, that there was a great deal about Rome in it! Constance, to escape any farther enquiries now crossed to the other side of the room, for the ostensible purpose of borrowing a pencil of Mrs. Grenville;--and as she drew near, caught the tones of Mrs. C0urtland's voice: --" Well, really," exclaimed that lady, in a sort of audible whisper, " though I did vote for the book, for I knew it was Mrs. Jones's wish, yet I cannot regret that it is negatived: --I hope I like what is good as well as any body;--but upon my word fifty-six sermons in four days are more than I can undertake." Mrs. Courtland was somewhat ruffled when she made this confession: --she had rashly proposed a magnificent publication, with superb illustrations, proportionably expensive; at which 'the prudent and economical took fright, and the book was consequently black-balled. _ " It is quite right, quite proper, I dare say," whispered she to Mrs. Grenville, in a tone of ill-suppressed vexation.--" I ought not to have proposed it;--but I think the thing might have been done, if there had been a spirit of accommodation;--however, I feel the less obliged." " Our funds will not allow us the indulgence at present," replied Mrs. Grenville, who was one of the guilty party: --" not to admit so beautiful a book must be a sacrifice: --' our poverty but not our will consents: '--perhaps after the next quarterly meeting we may be richer, and then it can be included." " Oh, not on my account," returned Mrs. Courtland: " I shall order the book the moment I get home, from my own bookseller;--but I am sure I am much obliged...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980565
  • 9781236980564