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Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq (Paperback) Loot Price: R414
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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: ion upon my mind. One day, my elder brother Tom, who, as I have said, was almost a man when I was a little child, came into the nursery where I was playing, and where the maids were ironing. Upon some slight provocation or contradiction from him, I flew into a violent passion; and, snatching up one of the box-irons, which the maid had just laid down. I flung it across the table at my brother. He stooped mstantly; and, thank God it missed him. There was a red hot heater in it, of which I knew nothing till I saw it thrown out, and till I heard the scream from the maids. They seized me, and dragged me down stairs to my mother. Knowing that she was extremely fond of my brother, and that she was of a warm indignant temper, they expected that signal vengeance would burst upon me. They all spoke at once. When my mother heard what I had done, I saw she was struck with horror, but she said not one word in anger to me. She ordered every body out of the room except myself, and then drawing me near her, she spoke to me in a mild voice, but in a most serious manner. First, she explained to me the nature of the crime, which I had run the hazard of committing; she told me, she was sure that I had no intention seriously to hurt my brother, and did not know, that if the iron had hit my bipther, it must have killed him. While I felt this first shock, and whilst the horror of murder was upon me, my mother seized the moment, to conjure me to try in future to command my passions. 1 remember her telling me, that I had an uncle by the mother's side who had such a violent temper, that in a fit of passion one of his eyes actually started out of its socket. "You," said my mother to me, " have naturally a violent temper: if you grow up to be a man without learning to govern it, it will be impossible fo...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: Richard Lovell Edgeworth
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 364
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-96979-6
Barcode: 9780217969796
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LSN: 0-217-96979-8

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