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Evelyn Manwaring (Paperback) Loot Price: R278
Discovery Miles 2 780
Evelyn Manwaring (Paperback): Greville John Chester
Evelyn Manwaring (Paperback): Greville John Chester

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Evelyn Manwaring (Paperback)

Greville John Chester

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... YN the ensuing few months, save of course from the clique of "saved" ladies whom we left in the last chapter upon charitable thoughts intent, Evelyn Manwaring won golden opinions from all the inmates of the stately old Palace. No one could even see her without being struck by her grace and beauty, or fascinated by her lustrous eyes; no one could speak to her without being charmed by her quiet good sense, by the innocence of her nature, and by the sweetness and simplicity of her disposition. Her tender, considerate respect delighted the old; and her girlish buoyancy of spirits and bright cheerfulness--which, as her last great sorrow became more distant, began to assert itself more and more--charmed the young. The good Duchess learned to love her almost as a daughter; the Miss Hazelhursts could not make enough of her; Miss Strong found the assistant she had longed for in her works of charity; and poor, paralytic old Lady Stratton, who lived under the clock, and was cross and sour, felt her lonely life brightened when the girl came, as she often did, to read aloud to her. Even the fast daughters of the Countess of Quorndon, the Ladies Skandaliza and Coreopsis Corker, were awed by the gentle girl's innocence and purity, and avowed they must be " good" when she was present. And the stronger sex? To a man, they were her devoted slaves. Sir Hercules Clarion, K.C.B., General Sir T. Blazer Brown, Lord Frederic Fitzfoodles, however much they differed on other points, were all agreed that Evelyn was perfection. Even Admiral Grogrum emancipated himself from Lady MAdam, quarrelled with Lady Lavinia, snubbed Miss Scheimes, told the great Moodle to mind his own business, and declared that he "was doosed sure there wasn't a girl on earth to compare...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Greville John Chester
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 124
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-66106-8
Barcode: 9781150661068
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-66106-2

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