Ashdown parsonage sixty years since by C E. SpencerAshdown parsonage sixty years since by C E. Spencer

Ashdown parsonage sixty years since

byC E. Spencer

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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. 1864 Excerpt: ...road. She expressly says we are not to wait dinner for her." "Oh, so much the better, I had rather dine with you and papa, and Jessie likes it best, too; besides, we shall have to dine without you for a long time." "Except on Sundays." "Yes, I had forgotten Sundays." "Mamma, were Julia and Fanny ever without their governess before 1" "Never, I believe, my dears, and I should have been very glad to have been able to put her away here, as your aunt has never been accustomed to tuition, and will I fear find it irksome; indeed your papa and I have been contriving to receive Madame de Bourg after a few weeks, or whenever she may wish to come." "It seems so odd, mamma, that we should know Hugh de Clifford so well, and not know my aunt and cousins at all; and I do not understand now why he is coming and not Evelyn." "My dear Jessie, how can Evelyn come when his ship has not arrived? you forget that you cannot travel over the sea as you would on land, and moreover, that navy officers, any more than army officers, are not at liberty to come and go when they please, even were his ship in port." "I wonder he did not choose to go into the army when my uncle was in it; don't you, mamma?" "I was surprised at it, but his great friend, Frank Neville, being in the navy, had much to do with it, and he is a bluff fellow, much fitter for a sailor than a soldier; though when I say that, there are exceptions, for I knew a gentleman in the navy who was even finical in all his appointments; his cabin was more like a fine lady's drawing-room, and yet he was a very brave officer; still, the sailor is generally the bluffer character." "Is Evelyn tall, mamma?" "No, very short ...
Title:Ashdown parsonage sixty years sinceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217688438

ISBN - 13:9780217688437