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1869 Excerpt: ...like to see sitting at table, with my servants
behind their chairs, I conld still less have sister Jane. I
recollect her very well, and she can't have got genteeler as she's
grown older. Therefore I beg you'll not set her on coming after me;
it would not do by any manner of means. Don't say a word about me
to her. But send the boy down here to his grandfather, and I'll see
him quietly, you understand." "Yes, but it will be hard to separate
her from her boy." "Stun" all boys are separated from their parents
when they go into the world. So that's settled. Now, just tell me.
I know the old folks always snubbed Jane--that is, mother did. My
poor dear father never snubbed any of us. Perhaps mother has not
behaved well to Jane. But we must not blame her for that; you see
this is how it happened. There were a good many of us, while father
and mother kept shop in the High Street, so we were all to be
provided for anyhow; and Jane, being rery useful and handy at work,
got a place when she was a little girl, and had no time for
learning. Afterwards my father made a lucky hit, in getting my Lord
Lans, mere's custom after an election, in which he did a great deal
for the Blues (for which he was a famous electioneer, my poor
father). My Lady stood godmother to Nora; and then all my brothers,
and two of my sisters, died off, and father retired from business;
and when he took Jane from service, she was so common-like that
mother could not help contrasting her with Nora. You see Jane was
their child when they were poor little shop-people, with their
heads scarce above water; and Nora was their child when they were
well off, and had retired from trade, and lived genteel: so that
makes a great difference. And mother did not quite look on her as
|Country of origin:
Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
||246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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