Scribners Monthly Volume 8

Scribners Monthly Volume 8

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...care, I think it's a sin For people to get late to service, Just to make a great show coming in. Perhaps she is sick, and can't get here--She said she'd a headache last night. How mad she'll be after her fussing! I declare it would serve her just right. Oh, you've got here at last, my dear, have you? Well, I don't think you need be so proud Of that bonnet, if Virot did make it, It's horrid fast-looking and loud. What a dress!--for a girl in her senses To go on the street in light blue!--And those coat-sleeves--they wore them last Summer--Don't doubt, though, that she thinks they're new. Mrs. Gray's polonaise was imported--So dreadful!--a minister's wife, And thinking so much about fashion!--A pretty example of life! The altar's dressed sweetly--I wonder Who sent those white flowers for the font!--Some girl who's gone on the assistant--Don't doubt it was Bessie Lamont. Just look at her now, little humbug!--So devout--I suppose she don't know That she's bending her head too far over And the ends of her switches all show. What a sight Mrs. Ward is this morning! That woman will kill me some day, With her horrible lilacs and crimsons, Why will these old things dress so gay? And there's Jenny Welles with Fred Tracy--She's engaged to him now--horrid thing! Dear me! I'd keep on my glove sometimes, If I did have a solitaire ring! How can this girl next to me act so--The way that she turns round and stares. And then makes remarks about people; She'd better be saying her prayers. Oh dear, what a dreadful long sermon! He must love to hear himself talk! And it's after twelve now, --how provoking! I wanted to have a nice walk. Through at last. Well, it isn't so dreadful After all, for we don't dine till one; How can people say church is poky!--So...show more

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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 948g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831594
  • 9781236831590