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The Man of Feeling; And Julia de Roubigne, a Tale (Paperback) Loot Price: R227
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The Man of Feeling; And Julia de Roubigne, a Tale (Paperback): Henry MacKenzie

The Man of Feeling; And Julia de Roubigne, a Tale (Paperback)

Henry MacKenzie

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ... Ignorance 1 can bear without emotion; but the affectation of learning gives me a fit of the spleen. I make indeed but an awkward figure among them; for I am forced, by representing my uucle, to see a number of our family friends, whom I never heard of. These good people, however, bear with me wonderfully, and I am not laughed at, as you predicted. But they sometimes pester me with their civilities. It is their principle, that a man cannot be happy alone; and they tire me with their company, out of pure good-nature. I have endeavoured to undeceive them: the greater part do not understand my hints: those who do, represent me as a sour ungracious being, whom Spain has taught pride and sullenness. This is well; and I hope the opinion will propagate itself apace. One must be somewhat hated, to be independent of folly. There is but one of my neighbours, whose temper I find at all congenial to ray own. He has been taught by misfortune to be serious: for that I love him. But misfortune has not taught him to be humble: for this I love him the more. There is a pride which becomes every man: a poor man, of all others, should possess it. His name is Pierre de Roubigne. His family, of that rank which is perhaps always necessary to give a fixed liberality of sentiment. From the consequences of an unfortunate lawsuit, his circumstances became so involved, that he was obliged to sell his paternal estate, and retire to a small purchase he had made in this province, which is situated in the midst of my territories here. My steward pointed it out to me, as a thing it was proper for me to be master of, and hinted, that its owner's circumstances were such asmight induce him to part with it. Such is the language of those devoorers of land, who wish to make a..

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Henry MacKenzie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 78
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-2487-2
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-4589-2487-4
Barcode: 9781458924872

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