Danesbury House

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byMrs. Henry Wood

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... for doubting you," cried another: "we never thought it was going to be nothing but a gin-palace." "Yes," smiled Mr. Danesbury, "the report did get about. Not from me: I certainly never said it was going to be a gin-palace. But when I found you had picked up the notion, I did not contradict it." "Well, sir, I suppose we jumped to the thought, through seeing of it a-doing up so nice. I hope all the blessings in the world will rest upon you, sir, for trying to do something to reform our toping pigs of husbands." "Perhaps I shall try to do something to reform you next," said Mr. Danesbury. The crowd looked at him, wonderingly. "My good women," said he, in his low, clear, kindly tone, which reached the ears and the consciences of all, "how many of you have done any thing to induce your husbands not to tope--except in the way of scolding and abuse? Have you--I speak to you all individually--made his home comfortable and peaceable? have you kept it clean and cheerful? have you ever met him with kind words? I fear not." They were fearing not also, just then: and scarcely an eye dared to meet that of Mr. Danesbury. "There have been faults on both sides," he resumed; "I am sure you are now feeling that there have been. I am trying what I can do to mend your husbands' faults; perhaps in a little time I may see what can be done toward mending yours. I speak in all kindness." "Bless Mr. Danesbury! forever bless Mr. Danesbury!" was echoed around; "we shall never know another gentleman like him." Arthur raised his hat, and, passing his arm within his brother's walked away. 'CHAPTER XXVI. CONCLUSION. It was a lovely day in June; the sun shone on the green trees, and the blue sky was without a cloud. All Eastborough, high and low, rich and poor, had gathered round the church, sa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... for doubting you," cried another: "we never thought it was going to be nothing but a gin-palace." "Yes," smiled Mr. Danesbury, "the r...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021782658X

ISBN - 13:9780217826587

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