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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...
|Country of origin:
Greville John Chester
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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