Your Life; By the Author of "My Life," by an Ex-Dissenter

Your Life; By the Author of "My Life," by an Ex-Dissenter

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...her secret-telling travels. " Have you heard the news?" she asked one. With the inquiry, "I dare say you are as delighted as I am at what is about to happen," she accosted another. With " Well, I have called to tell you a piece of delightful news," she commenced a conversation with a third. And to the two deacons' wives she was the first to make known the joyful intelligence. In fine, not less than twenty chatter-boxes were all set to work in one morning, and "the secret" of the previous night was a few hours afterwards as well known, as a telegraphic despatch published in a newspaper. Some said "They had always expected as much;" others said, " He was too good for her;" but more, "that it was a very suitable match;" and no one thought of questioning the truth of the old maiden lady's statement, because it was known to all how intimate she was with the Manton family. To no one did she hint any thing about the "anonymous letter," as it would have been derogatory to her pride to have had it supposed that the Mantons " could have kept any thing from her." The next day was the chapel night. THE OLD MAIDEN LADY. 241 Mr. Forster was "congratulated," and had his hand pressed warmer than usual by several ladies; he could not tell why or wherefore, except that he had been writing a controversial pamphlet against some new super-sublapsarian heresy, in which he had exhibited much talent, and had the better of the argument, though it did strike him as rather odd, that so many of his ordinarily very quiet and even cold and stiff female hearers should all at once take such an interest in his literary triumphs. more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805410
  • 9781236805416