Rhoda; A Novel Volume 2

Rhoda; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...have liked to strike in and help him, but her sofa was rather awkwardly placed, she could not command the whole group, and perhaps it was better to wait her time. Mr Hall glanced round the cluster of laughing faces, and answered stifliy--'In my opinion, Mr Sinclair, there is no doubt on the matter. I do not see how there can be. Egotism is a vice, and a serious one, because it has its root in selfishness the most '--' Ah, my dear fellow, ' cried Sinclair, ' stop there, spare us the rest. We wanted an individual, not a clerical opinion.' 'Besides, ' continued Allan Cooper, 'I maintain that all great men are egotists, and what becomes of it as a vice then?' 'Strike out your adjective, Mr Cooper, ' said Ellinor, demurely, ' and you will be just as strictly correct.' ' ' Certainly, if you will allow me to use "man," in the unparliamentary, but usual sense, ' retorted Allan, ' as meaning woman also.' ' But that destroys the whole question, ' objected Mrs Cecil, trying to move herself on her sofa, and get a better view of the curate's face. ' In a certain sense we are all egotists, and are willing to admit it.' ' I trust not, ' said Miss Gray, solemnly; 'a female egotist would be a monster.' 'There are such, though, ' muttered Allan, 'like that notable " She who was telling a tale, of herself I surmise, For 'twas dotted as thick as a peacock with I's In a tone which at least to my fancy appears To be not so much enticing as boxing one's ears." Heaven defend us from them all, ' he added, piously. 'Well, ' said Miss...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853563
  • 9781236853561