Sylvia's Choice; Theresa Volume 2

Sylvia's Choice; Theresa Volume 2

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...be sorry to think that there would ever be a Thurston too grand a gentleman to be content with it. For a hundred-. and fifty years it has gone direct from father to son. I shall have no son to leave it to, but I should like my girl, when she marries, to.keep the old name, and bring up her children here. She is fond of the place, --though now and then, bless her! I think she fancies she would like to run away from it for a time, and try what the rest of the world is like." The Squire said this half with a laugh, half with a sigh. Perhaps the one thing in the world in which Mr. Thurston thought his daughter less than perfect was in this longing of hers for something more than, ' and something different from, the calm interests and pleasures of their quiet country life. It was a longing of which she never spoke to her father, but, silent over it though she might be, he loved her too well' not to be conscious that there were times when she wanted something he could not give her, and sighed for something that in the life around her she could not find. ' ' On the surface there was not much likeness, and one might have thought there was not likely to have arisen any large amount of sympathy, between the Squire and Mr. Harold: the one, a man who lived in the open air, whose knowledge was of crops and pastures, and whose skill lay in field sports; the other, one who had lived in cities, and found his labour amongst men, and learned his wisdom from books. But yet they drew to one another, and became friends. Mr. Thurston, though he was no' reader, had a solid, shrewd intelligence that had been too active all his life for his mind to be like an untilled field now. He had his own thoughts, and they were often wise and just...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873947
  • 9781236873941