Who Breaks-Pays; (Italian Proverb).

Who Breaks-Pays; (Italian Proverb).

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... hour after midnight. Home the three Tuftons drove in inimical silence; for silences have as many meanings as words. Bach received their candle with a muttered good-night. Certainly, never in any family was there less of ceremony, less of politeness, than in that of the Tuftons: it may be added, less of cordiality also, which, in many cases redeems the rudeness of home manners. Sir Mark hud always been and was the last person in the world to whom Lill ever applied for any indulgence, or advice, or assistance. She had never heard the door close against him but with a sensation of pleasurable relief. As for Edward Tufton, he was a specimen of the sort of youth Mr. Carlyle would keep for some years under a tub; full of lively sympathy for the powers that be, very good-natured when he had his own way. Lill did not intend to be cruel to Ruth, but she allowed her to go on brushing her hair indefinitely. Twenty-one days since she had spoken to Giuliani. She was glad now she had been to Mrs. Townsend's. Poor Lill! to think of her finding consolation in the windy words of two women of the world! Nevertheless, it was a balm to her pride that Giuliani was canvassed for by a princess of great lineage; that his name was held as a power by one of the most noble of his own nation. Madame de Vcrneuil and Mons. Ix spoke of him as on a par with this lady, whose escutcheon had figured in the Crusades. His giving lessons had not been alluded to. How she wished Sir Mark and Edward Tufton had heard how respectfully he was mentioned! they would not dare then to treat him with contempt. Mons. Ix did not seem to think there was anything out of the way in Giuliani's marrying Miss Ponsonby; 'and she was the daughter of one baronet and the sister of another, quite of the...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236581954
  • 9781236581952