A Woman's Vengeance; A Novel Volume 2

A Woman's Vengeance; A Novel 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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...of tea." And this judicious compromise was, in fact, effected. Matters generally settled down much better than might have been expected; and every day saw the waves of opposition growing smoother and smoother, for, in quiet, conciliating Mrs. Tyndall, they had nothing to break against. Her only real trouble, in short, was, that the rector could not be persuaded to visit at the Hall: it was painful enough to him, poor fellow, to have to look upon her and Arthur in their pew on Sunday, from the too commanding elevation of his pulpit. But, during their absence, he had done them the good turn to thoroughly disabuse the mind of "the county" as to the reason for his holding aloof from them. Some feeble female, at a dinner-party, had ventured to congratulate Mr. Glyddon upon the stand he had made against "unequal matches"--meaning the tacit opposition he was supposed to have afforded to jenny's marriage, by deputing its solemnisation to another--and his reply had astonished the company not a little. "Whoever had married Miss Alice Renn," said he--"and I speak of all men without exception, with whom I have ever been acquainted--must needs, in so doing, have made an unequal match, for none are worthy of her." "Well, upon my word!" ejaculated the feeble female. "You do astonish me." "Nevertheless, madam," returned the rector, "I assure you, upon my word of honour, that what I have said is true." These words, which circulated from dinner-table to dinner-table, were by no means without their influence, for Mr. Glyddon was known not to be one to "say things" with a mere view to astonish, and the effect was seen in many "a...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831098
  • 9781236831095