Anne Mauleverer by Mannington Mrs CaffynAnne Mauleverer by Mannington Mrs Caffyn

Anne Mauleverer

byMannington Mrs Caffyn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV A/j"RS Mauleverer had loved her husband dearly, and was not of those who are formed to take their shocks standing. Even had her constitution permitted of the attitude, her sense of propriety must emphatically have forbidden it. For seven days after John's death did she lie crushed, broken, on invalid diet, every blind drawn, and the Bible in her trembling hands. And no one but herself knew the ineffable relief and comfort of crying out her agony into its pages, and at rare intervals--that is, when her eyes were not too blinded with tears to see--of looking up John's favourite texts. Upon the seventh day she got up, and with Anne's unskilful aid, dressed. But when she looked into the glass and beheld her little white face fenced about with the trappings of woe, so overcome was she that she put her things carefully away and went to bed again. The solicitous anguish with which she smoothed her collar into its neat sachet made Anne's knees shake so that she found herself obliged to lean up against the wardrobe. A sudden sharp teething fit of her youngest child, a little pink beloved creature of eleven months, gave her, at last, the necessary spur. Having, with judgment, foresight and devotion, applied all the requisite remedies, she returned to life. A woman of her quality and constitution were not human had she not found an attraction, shuddering, horrifying, weird, irresistible, in sitting on the sofa, being a widow. To listen, believing, bewildered, grateful, to the record--beginning anew with each fresh caller--of the dazzling sum of John's virtues, must inevitably compel interested, if half unwilling attention. Such a superfluity of excellence for any created being destined to dust had never so much as entered into the...
Title:Anne MaulevererFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217680208

ISBN - 13:9780217680202