Tales of the Priory Volume 2

Tales of the Priory Volume 2

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...something in his very name which made conscious ignorance and malevolence tremble. "My friend, Mr. Hilton, (whom I hope to-morrow, to induct into the neighbouring parish church, ) has induced me to take him so long a walk, that we are fairly benighted, and what is worse, caught in the storm, so we turn in, to beg shelter half an hour, my dear Madam," said the Rector to the lady of the house, who received him and his friend with the utmost urbanity. Mr. Thorncliffe was habitually hospitable, and as supper was now on his table, it afforded him a desirable opportunity for recovering himself, but the moment he opened his mouth to do so, he felt aware of the extreme awkwardness of asking such opposite characters, as an ignorant field preacher, and two gentlemen high in the church, to sit down together; Mr. Greville relieved him by taking a seat, and offering his friend one, observing, "he had sat too frequently at that table to need many invitations to it now." Certain remembrances of the happiest, and certainly the least reprehensible hours he had ever passed came to Thorncliffe's mind, and something almost like a tear rose to his eye. Mr. Locker took his seat at the bottom of the table, with an ah of ostentatious humility; his failcompanion gave an approving murmur; his wife alone was at ease, she did not often partake his visits, nor share such good cheer as that before her; and though a modest and amiable woman, she felt disposed to be comfortable, and looked as if she did. Mr. Greville, pleased with the simplicity of her manners, and admiring the fair round face, to which even a prim plaited cap could not give an air of formality, addressed her with kindness, invited her to take wine with him, and Encouraged her to...
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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592638
  • 9781236592637