Trifleton Papers

Trifleton Papers

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...those who love you best to make your life and your opinions the subject of continued criticism?--Why unsay to-day what you said yesterday: --appear to-day full of feeling, generosity, and nobleness of nature, and to-morrow giddy, frivolous, heartless almost! Why contradict yourself constantly and forever? " She heard him through. As I have said, she was in no mood to be talked to in such a manner; and completely losing her self-control, she rose from her seat, and, with a flashing eye, said, " When I need your instructions, I will ask for them. When you need my sympathy, you can ask ifor it in fit terms. My affection you never had, and never can have. It is already engaged. Your affection you can bestow where it will be appreciated; but when you find the woman who attaches the same value to it that your own conceit does, you will find a person whom you are authorized to address in such a manner, and in such language, as you cannot afford to address to me; "--and then swept out of the room. Thus it was they parted. So she told it to Pat., and so Pat. told it to me. And said Pat., moreover, " After she told me, poor girl, she cried as if her heart would break, which I can't quite understand, as, true it is, that immediately after leaving Stubs, (which I forgot to mention before, ) she rushed to her room, and dashed off a letter accepting the offer of the house in the Fifth Avenue and the cottage at Newport." I have always supposed before that an engagement was a subject for congratulation and rejoicing--not tears. However, I have been directed to say never a word about it to Pink, and therefore I do not. But if a house in the Fifth Avenue, and a cottage at Newport, and a husband with corn-colored gloves be not enough to make...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524063
  • 9781236524065