Rosa de Clifford, or La Coquetterie Volume 3

Rosa de Clifford, or La Coquetterie Volume 3

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... engaging her to dance the first quadrille that evening; when she reached home she named it to her mother, and asked if she disapproved of it, though probably conscious that, from being allowed to meet him, and to be occasionally in his society, it would not be denied. Let not, however, my heroine be accused of duplicity, for I believe those are little manreuvres that on such occasions the best of daughters practise on their indulgent mothers. " My dear Rosa," said Lady de Clifford, " you well know that circumstances are changed with Mr. Monteith, since we conversed on the subject together; you are the person to decide whether the moderate fortune he has to offer the girl he marries will satisfy your wishes. ' In that case, dance with him. If not, refuse him; as nothing in my opinion can excuse a young person encouraging a man in his attentions, without intending to give him the reward he seeks." At this speech of her mother's Rosa looked down and blushed. It required no answer, and if it did, it was given in the evening, when, on entering the ball-room, Monteith came to claim her as his partner, and the happy Rosa accepted him as such. But as the ball was later than usual, from the room not filling, Monteith stood by, and conversed with her, until the music should summon them to join the dancers. The party was soon increased by the St. Legers and some Yorkshire acquaintance of theirs, who, passing through Spa, on their route to Italy, had been detained a few days by their friends. Lady Goddard and her daughter were any thing but elegant in their person or manners; the son apparently had monopolized the small portion of gentility that nature had perhaps intended to disperse through the family, as he was a remarkably fine young man, and had...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658914
  • 9781236658913