Duty, a novel, preceded by a character of the author by mrs. Opie

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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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.1815 Excerpt: ... ran to tell their mamma how fond papa seemed of Bertha, and all they had heard and seen. Day after day Bertha was summoned to her father's room; her conversation amused him; her gentleness calmed the irritability of his temper; and her affectionate attentions assuaged, as much as possible, the torments of his disorder. He was delighted to find in his own family one who would let him have his own way, who was a cheerful companion, and a patient chess-player. "I must have been deceived in this child," he would say to himself; "she is not ill-humoured and stupid, but quite the contrary." Sacharissa, jealous at having her place at chess usurped by another whom Sir Thomas declared a superior player to herself, one evening resumed her seat. He was loth to resign his patient antagonist, who would bear defeat with good humour, and would conquer without betraying her triumph, for one whose temper, when her plans were frustrated, was more irritable than his own, and who vauntinly exulted when victorious; but he submitted with as good a grace as he could. When the game (which he lost) was over, he hoped to be revenged by the hand of Bertha. "Come, Sacharissa," said he, stifling his mortification at being defeated, "you shall now play with your sister, and I will look on." "There is no pleasure, you know," said Sacharissa imperiously, "in playing with a person who knows very little of the game: however, if you wish it, I will throw away a few minutes;" and she carelessly seated herself opposite to Bertha. "Well, we shall see," replied Sir Thomas with a wink. Bertha, though she seldom exerted her superior skill when opposed to her father, was not so indulgent to her sister, whose arrogance and contempt she saw were intended to pique and mortify her. Sacharissa at first ...

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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.1815 Excerpt: ... ran to tell their mamma how fond papa seemed of Bertha, and all they had heard and seen. Day after day Bertha was summoned to he...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217781659

ISBN - 13:9780217781657

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