The Vicar's Courtship Volume 2

The Vicar's Courtship 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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...quite forgot that no work is so well and so quickly done as willing work. She forgot that slaving all day at petty monotonous occupations (half of them unnecessary) is not the ideal of even Cinderella's life. She forgot, also, that servants were now educated persons, and were no longer the patient drudges that she had known in her youth. Of this last secret she had, however, perhaps some faint glim mering, for she often lamented the increased education of servants, that enabled them to read every letter that was left about, and induced them to thumb the drawing-room books, when they ought to be doing up the room. It did not, therefore, surprise the Vicar, when, one morning, after breakfast, about ten days after the terrible adventure at the brook, just as he had retired to his study for a quiet morning's read before his parochial work, there came a dry curt knock at the door, and the two servants entered, Mrs. Baker, the cook, a short-tempered fat person, and Mary, a neat and slim girl, but also with a not altogether dormant spirit under provocation. Mary was crying, a fact chiefly evidenced by her pressing her right eye with the extreme left-hand corner of her blue apron. The cook, being a widow, and decidedly some distance in the vale, was the spokeswoman. " If you please, sir," she said, " I and Mary wishes to give warning this day month as is reglar, being so chivied about by missus, all about a muflin plate the cat cracked three weeks ago, and which came to pieces this morning in loo warm water (for I tried it with my finger), that we don't know arf our time whether we stand on our 'ed or our 'eels. Not that we've the least fault to find with you, sir, and Miss Julia (who's...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863542
  • 9781236863546