Self-Control; A Novel. with a Memoir of the Authoress, and Her Writings

Self-Control; A Novel. with a Memoir of the Authoress, and Her Writings

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...letter, one of the last her good friend had written--gained her immediate admittance. " Several weeks" must elapse, the doctor said, before the child could be couched, and he would perform the operation for the sake of his old friend. "Several weeks!" thought Margaret; " and ho1v are we to liveZ This wont last for ever, and we so far from our own home, where the ' hearty welcome' is in every hand and on every lip. Well, I must work any way I can; and so best'; it will keep me from thinking!" But poor Margaret's work was not London work; spinning and knitting were despised; there were no potatoes to dig, no corn to bind, no turf to clam-p. Margaret was for a time at a loss for labour; but it is marvellous to the idle how the industrious will make employment. She was always ready to do a " hand's turn" for her landlady, who soon discovered she had an lrishwoman in her house, who, though awkward in " her ways," was clean, active, industrious, and not quarrelsome. This was new, and useful. Under other circumstances, Margaret would have been cheerful; but how could she be so nowZ The Irish disturbances were to be exterminated rather than extinguished; and though she had written to both " priest and minister" concerning her brother_written in her own way, but so as to be intelligible to both--she had received no reply. She had also to bear the galling and ignorant taunts which the lower class of English, from want of knowing better, are too apt to heap upon the inhabitants of their sister kingdom, who work for less, and endure more, than they think right or proper that any body should. But Margaret humbly and faithfully prayed to, and trusted in, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 871g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236801296
  • 9781236801296