Ellie; Or, The Human Comedy: or, The human comedy

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJohn Esten Cooke

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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.1855 Excerpt: ... Perhaps no man ever more completely misunderstood his own feelings. CHAPTER IX HOW HEARTSEASE COMPARES MISS AURELIA TO A PARROT. When Mr. Sansoucy entered Mr. Ashton's parlor that evening, the first person whom he saw was Mr. Heartsease talking confidentially with Aurelia. If there had been any doubt upon the subject of hit feelings for Aurelia before, the sensation experienced upon seeing Mr. Heartsease might have enlightened him fully in the matter. He stood for a moment completely silent, with a face filled with profoundest mortification; then greeting Aurelia with much more courtesy and softness than usnal, took his seat, returning sadly tho friendly words of Mr. and Mrs. Ashton. As for Heartsease, he held out his hand with that languid grace which characterized him; and then gently arranging ono of his cravat bows, which had become rumpled, and did not reach entirely to his shoulder, continued his conversation with Miss Aurelia. For a moment, it is true, Mr. Sansoucy had lost his presence of mind, and had scareely been able to suppres the exhibition of his pain and displeasure on pereeiving the nature of the obstacle preventing Aurelia's visit to the opera. But he had too often observed how much awkward feeling and real nnhappiness a man may crowd into a single evening, by giving way to ill-humor: and so in a few minutes, its customary expression of good-humored carelessness had returned to his face; and with his back turned to Miss Aurelia, he saluted smiling Misses Bel and Lizzie, and began to converse pleasantly with the elderly and cheerful Mrs. Ashton. There are times when even the most good humored young ladies are olwerved to pout--when they show plainly that their stoutest armor is piereed--and when they find it impossible to control the expres...

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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.1855 Excerpt: ... Perhaps no man ever more completely misunderstood his own feelings. CHAPTER IX HOW HEARTSEASE COMPARES MISS AURELIA TO A PARROT....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217711545

ISBN - 13:9780217711548

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