The School for Wives; By the Authoress of 'Temptation'

The School for Wives; By the Authoress of 'Temptation'

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...wished to secure him for Susan; and grieving poor Susan herself, who saw through the whole manoeuvre, and perceived at a glance the feelings that were working in her sister's bosom.--"She is lost!" thought Susan, as with a sensation of agony she observed the expression of Sir Aubrey's countenance; "she will alienate him for ever. Oh fool! fool! to trifle with her own happiness thus! to trample upon his best and strongest affections! What anguish is she storing up for herself! for it must come." During the whole of dinner, Florence devoted herself to her companion; she laughed VOL. II. M--she talked--she seemed to be striving her utmost to be agreeable to him--to have eve and attention only for him; whilst Sir Aubrey!--she hardly seemed aware that he was present. As for him, he was somewhat graver and more silent than usual, and what he did say was chiefly addressed to Susan, who sat on one side of him; but his countenance, though thoughtful, was calm and composed, and he scarcely looked at Florence, or took any notice of her extravagant gaiety. And Mr. Aspinwall afterwards assured his four unmarried sisters, who were dying to know all about the handsome Sir Aubrey Harcourt, that, in spite of his being considered one of the most agreeable men of the day, he thought him one of the stupidest fellows he had ever met--with hardly a word to say for himself, although there was something deuced patronising about him, too; but that the Beauty had certainly improved wonderfully since her engagement--she really condescended to make herself very agreeable now, and to talk for the first time in her life. "Florence, are you mad!" exclaimed Susan, almost before they had reached the drawing-room. "After all that passed this...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651372X
  • 9781236513724