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The Great Experiment (Paperback) Loot Price: R366
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The Great Experiment (Paperback): Mary Molesworth
The Great Experiment (Paperback): Mary Molesworth

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Mary Molesworth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 Excerpt: ... turned by this new star of the ballet, whom they were not content to gaze at from their stalls, and who was reported to lose none of her claims to admiration on nearer inspection. Mr. Dacre, as an habitud of the green-room, was one of the first to make her acquaintance, and by him Leycester was introduced. She treated him from the first with marked distinction. His very bow prepossessed her in his favor; for he was as deferential to the dan sense as he was nonchalant with great ladies, and approached her with a certain diflidence which gratified her more than the open adulation of less adroit courtiers. Perhaps, too, his fair and half-effeminate northern beauty had a peculiar charm for the young Italian, accustomed to jetty locks and swarthy complexions; and she naturally took delight in the society of one who could talk to her in her own liquid language. Hyacinth's conquest was rapid and complete; without solicitation, almost without design on his part, he became the object of Rita's intense devotion. No competitor, however illustrious, could obtain a hearing; no offers, however splendid, could tempt her to transfer to another the smiles she bestowed upon him. There was no calculation, no reserve in her love: "io Vamo" was her simple answer to all objections and representations. Leycester's sentiments were more complex; he was enamoured, it is true; platonic friendship with a woman of Rita's stamp, is not to be looked for at twenty-two; but vanity entered largely into the feelings with which he regarded her. While duly alive to her perfections, he was also highly flattered by a success which (not being of a nature to be concealed) made him the envy of half London. There was pride, as well as pleasure, in the thought that the charms which nightly...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Mary Molesworth
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-94865-7
Barcode: 9781235948657
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-235-94865-X

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