The School of Virtue; A Novel Volume 1

The School of Virtue; A Novel Volume 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. 1787 edition. Excerpt: ...ply with, yet accused himself of remissness, ness, on hearing Miss Dampier's affair was the cause of the ladies sport, --as it was really imprudent in Henry to divulge it, without the strictest: injunction to keep it inviolably a secret;--but he left no restraint on Miss Colville in that respect, therefore he could only blame himself.--The. General was very merry on the intelligence given, and in a friendly manner cautioned Henry against the arts that might be practised by Miss Dampier, in. which he was joined by Mrs. Mounsey.--Miss Colville said but. little, only remarked it Was too forward for alady.--Company encreased, ---... Captain Colville being of the party, . the evening passed very agreeably;--it was near ten o'clock at night when Miss fc)ampier entered the Room; her relations were at a loss to conjecture what could have brought her thither at that; hour.--But the facetious General enquired quired-into the state of her mind, which" the love-sick lady relished but indifferently; apologized for her interrupting such good company; and said, me came thither at that hour on business of some importance to her cousin, Lord Dacie whom she thought to have found there, Henry felt himself uneasy at the fight of that lady, as did Miss Colville, neither of whom had the presence of mind to speak. to. Miss Dampier, who, with a malicious smile said "so, lady ' and gentleman, you are both too, "well employed to speak," and then like a bow-shot disappeared.--We may naturally suppose they were both hurt very much by that lady's odd manner. of salutation, yet were at a loss to account for such conduct.--The General, by a pleasant joke, gave Henry in a low voice the substance of his thoughts respecting the. strange visit just now paid...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640918
  • 9781236640918