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1855. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. "Oh ask not, hope not thou too much
Of sympathy below I Few are the hearts whence one same touch Bids
the sweet fountains flow--Few, and by still conflicting powers
Forbidden here to meet: Such ties would make this life of ours Too
fair for aught so fleet.' Mrs. Hemans. Mbs. Falconeb was even
graver and more reserved than Evelyn's fears had anticipated, and
every time she spoke Evelyn dreaded to hear a lecture on the events
of the preceding evening. "When breakfast was nearly over, without
any allusion having been made, she hoped it would pass quietly
away, and be forgotten, and she was beginning to breathe freely
again, when the muchdreaded reproof came, and from lips that it had
never entered her head to expect it from. "My dear Evelyn," said
her father, laying aside his newspaper, and placing his hand
gravely upon her shoulder, " You said a great deal that was very
foolish last night. I mean with regard to young Mills; what could
make you defend a young man in his station of life, from the just
criticisms passed upon him by a gentleman like Mr. Lyttleton?" "Do
you wish me really to tell you my reasons, papa?" "Of course.
Evelyn." "Then in the first place I didn't think Mr. Lyttleton's
criticisms just ones, and next, I didn't like to hear a person
attacked who had not the power of defending himself." "In what way
did you think him unjust?" "Why, papa," said Evelyn, and the colour
flew to her face, " I shouldn't at all wonder if Mr. Mills were a
truer gentleman at heart, than even Mr. Lyttleton himself. I don't
think he would have passed the remarks upon Mr. Lyttleton that Mr.
Lyttleton did upon him, if they had changed positions; and although
he has not the same assurance of manner and self-satisfied bearing,
that most of the fashionable gen...
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