The Scottish Adventurers, Or; The Way to Rise; An Historical Tale. by Hector MacNeill, Esq. ...

The Scottish Adventurers, Or; The Way to Rise; An Historical Tale. by Hector MacNeill, Esq. ...

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...comfortably placed in a neat pleasant residence, near the outskirts of the town, where the mother with her three daughters lived together, as much for retire ment and-ecor, mmy, =as for: -..t-he benefit of education-procuired at ainoderate expense. The-girls, in the course of several years absence, had assumed a very different appearance from what he formerly had seen on his departure; and the eldest, at this time about nineteen, possessed attractions and accomplishments, which Cochran could not view with indifference. Being now freed from all engagements, and master of his own inclinations, it occurred to him, that the most eligible plan he could adopt, would be to pay his-addresses to this-young woman, and by his marriage in the: family, furnish himself with an opportunity to gratify his propensity to benefit the whole. To a man gifted with such a splendid fortune, little Was wanting to insure. success; and in a very few weeks after his arrival, Cochran became the husband of a young lady, who, he had every reason to expect, would be a valuable at quisition to him during life, not only as an elegant companiori, but as an excellent wife. "-'-I-After havingspent some months in the gay metropolis-, with Eastern pomp and profusion, -and"regulated every thing to the Qcbmplete satisfaction of his mother-inlaw,"-Cochrari, -with the view of visiting the place of ' his nativity, proposed a summer'e1lt0'n, i" to"the Lakes of Westmoreland and Cumberland, -taking the watering placesifx their-Way, -and thence-to Scot1and-: " a" proposal which accorded perfectly wit;hI his-lady"s inclination. As they approached Ediriburgh, -a variety of mixed s-ensations-agitated his ii1ind, more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857909
  • 9781236857903