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Almack's; A Novel ... Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R394
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Almack's; A Novel ... Volume 2 (Paperback): Marianne Spencer Stanhope Hudson
Almack's; A Novel ... Volume 2 (Paperback): Marianne Spencer Stanhope Hudson

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Almack's; A Novel ... Volume 2 (Paperback)

Marianne Spencer Stanhope Hudson

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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: CHAPTER III. A FEMALE COTERIE. " In various talk, th' instructive hours they past, Who gave the ball, or paid the visit last; One speaks the glory of the British Queen, And one describes a charming Indian screen; A third interprets motion, looks, and eyes, At every word a reputation dies; Snuff, or the fan, supply the place of chat, With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that." How well Pope knew the sex! and how exactly they continue the same in our day that they were in his! Except that few now take snuff, at least ostentatiously, the above description is a perfectly correct account of'the sort of amiable tittle-tattle which takes place in every drawing- room, in the female committee, immediatelyafter dinner, when it is rather too soon for the fair ones to employ themselves in reading, working, or music. I challenge any woman, young or old, to deny it if she dare. " What a witty agreeable creature Syden- ham is!" said great broad Mrs. Metcalf, as she planted herself with her back to the fire, in the small drawing-room; " now he is what I term a monstrous pleasant companion. lie has seen the world, and knows men and manners too." " You are always so kindly partial to him, my dear friend," said Mrs. Sydenham, throwing herself into a bergere arm-chair with graceful nonchalance; the elegance of her attitude contrasting happily with the vulgarity of her friend's. " But, indeed, I do think men of a certain age, far superior to the dandies of the present day; now, of jJje age of Lord Norbury and Mr. Sydenham. I am sure your ladyship must think so ?" with an appealing look at Lady Norbury. " It is astonishing how few men of -ny age are agreeable to my taste," returned the countess, sulkily; " but I believe I am very difficult to please.'' " Young men for my mon...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Marianne Spencer Stanhope Hudson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-67794-3
Barcode: 9780217677943
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-67794-0

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