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Was It Wise?; By Volo Non Valeo (Paperback) Loot Price: R369
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Was It Wise?; By Volo Non Valeo (Paperback): Maria Susannah Gibbons
Was It Wise?; By Volo Non Valeo (Paperback): Maria Susannah Gibbons

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Was It Wise?; By Volo Non Valeo (Paperback)

Maria Susannah Gibbons

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Herbert and Clement, little boys of one and three years of age. Most tenderly attached to his wife, he, though mixing still, and with much enjoyment, in the world, had been faithful to her memory, and never married again. To his boys he had been a tender and most loving, but, perhaps, a too indulgent father; doing his best to supply the dead mother's place, and succeeding as well as any man could. His sons were as much attached to him as he was to them; but, since their characters had been more decidedly settled (if a character like Herbert's can be said to be settled at all) Mr. Le Strange had experienced some difficulty in hiding the decided preference he could not help feeling, though he struggled hard against it, for the elder. Both boys had suffered somewhat from the want of a mother's care in their early years, though it had shown itself very differently in each. A kind and gentle word of warning from a mother would have steadied the too versatile and weak?though good-hearted?Herbert; while her tender voice would have corrected the severe judgment the steady Clement too often indulged in; and the intercourse with a loving woman would have softened a manner so cold, undemonstrative, and reserved that it was difficult to believe how loving and tender a heart it hid. On the whole, Mr. Le Strange had good reason for the pride and affection he felt for his sons. At the time our story commences, Herbert had been between two and three years in the army. Clement was still at Oxford, and his profession had not yet been decided on. Of course, the brothers who had never been parted during their early years, had of late been obliged to be much separated. Now they were once more together, as, to both Mr. Le Strange and Clement's great delight, Herbert's regiment was quart...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Maria Susannah Gibbons
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-96988-8
Barcode: 9780217969888
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-96988-7

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